Did Devlin Hodges earn the Steelers starting QB job?


Rudolph was involved in an altercation earlier this month against the Browns when he had his helmet ripped off his head by Cleveland defensive end Myles Garrett, who proceeded to strike Rudolph over his head with it.

The Pittsburgh Steelers chose to bench Mason Rudolph in favor of Devlin Hodges for Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns.

Mason Rudolph won't be facing off against the Cleveland Browns in the two teams' rematch after all. But the game will not have as much luster as it could have, as Rudolph will not be starting for Pittsburgh.

It is a small sample size, but he's ahead of Rudolph in completion percentage (67.5 to 61.6) and yards per attempt (7.9 to 6.2) on the season. "We'll see what next week holds, next week", Tomlin said initially. Rudolph's struggles and turnovers put pressure on the Pittsburgh defense to keep in them games.

Against the Browns, and before the brawl, Rudolph could not move the ball against the Browns defense.

Four plays. Four plays that resulted in 5 yards.

"We met as a staff, and we decided we're going to start Duck this week", said Tomlin, using a nickname that has come to define Devlin Hodges. Hodges has played in three games this season, completing 65.7 percent of his passes for 318 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception.



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