Mason Rudolph

Mason Rudolph

29-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
Tennessee Titans
2024 Fantasy Outlook
Rudolph started the final four games, including playoffs, last season and was better than decent for the Steelers. In Weeks 16-18, he was second in the league in both completion percentage (74.6) and YPA (10.1) before falling to the Bills in the wild-card playoffs and finishing with a 5/1 TD/INT. The Steelers re-made their QB room this offseason, though, and Rudolph signed a one-year deal with the Titans where he will compete with Malik Willis to back up Will Levis. Rudolph is big and strong (6-5, 235) but doesn’t have the arm power nor the speed of Willis. If he wins the backup job and finds his way to snaps, he at least will have a good receiving corps to target in Calvin Ridley, DeAndre Hopkins and Tyler Boyd. Read Past Outlooks
RANKS
$Signed a one-year, $2.87 million contract with the Titans in March of 2024.
Linking up with Tennessee
QBTennessee Titans
March 13, 2024
Rudolph agreed to a one-year, $3.6 million contract with the Titans on Wednesday, Turron Davenport of ESPN.com reports.
ANALYSIS
In Tennessee, Rudolph should be the favorite to open the 2024 season as the Titans' No. 2 quarterback over Malik Willis, given the former's solid showing with Pittsburgh late in the 2023 campaign. The Titans are likely to give second-year signal-caller Will Levis (foot) every chance to prove he's the franchise long-term answer under center, but Rudolph at least represents an experienced insurance policy behind the young quarterback. Rudolph led the Steelers to three consecutive wins to close out the regular season, before the team suffered a wild-card playoff loss at the hands of Buffalo.
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  • Bad Pass %
    The percentage of passes that were considered to be poorly thrown.
  • Avg Target Depth
    The average number of yards thrown per pass by the quarterback – including incomplete passes.
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  • Avg Receiver YAC
    The average number of yards after the catch that receivers gained on passes thrown by this quarterback.
  • Receiver Drop %
    The percentage of passes dropped by receivers on passes thrown by this quarterback. The longer the bar, the more sure-handed his receivers have been.
Bad Pass %
6.8%
 
Avg Target Depth
6.8 Yds
 
Sack Rate
7.5%
 
Avg Receiver YAC
8.1 Yds
 
Receiver Drop %
0.0%
 
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Height
6' 5"
 
Weight
235 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.90 sec
 
Vertical Jump
26.0 in
 
Hand Length
9.13 in
 
Arm Length
32.38 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Rudolph appeared in just seven games between the 2020 and 2021 campaigns, and he was the No. 3 quarterback on the Steelers' depth chart last year behind Kenny Pickett and Mitch Trubisky. Pickett and Trubisky remain with the team ahead of the 2023 season, and although Rudolph rejoined Pittsburgh on a one-year deal in mid-May, it seems unlikely he'll have a fantasy-relevant role.
Rudolph appeared to be the leading candidate to serve as the Steelers' starting quarterback immediately after Ben Roethlisberger announced his retirement, but Mitch Trubisky and Kenny Pickett subsequently joined the team during the offseason. While Rudolph will likely have an outside chance at earning the starting role during training camp, either Trubisky or Pickett seem more likely to claim the assignment. Rudolph has appeared in just seven games over the last two years and isn't guaranteed to win a roster spot to begin the 2022 season.
Rudolph filled in as a starter for most of the 2019 season after Ben Roethlisberger suffered a season-ending injury, but he returned to a backup role in 2020. He appeared in five games last year and completed 25 of his 43 passes for 324 yards, with two touchdowns and one interception. Roethlisberger re-signed with the Steelers on a one-year deal in March, so Rudolph should serve in a depth role once again during the 2021 campaign. Rudolph will also have to compete for the No. 2 job after Pittsburgh signed Dwayne Haskins in January.
A season-ending elbow injury to starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger forced Rudolph into action early in 2019 after going his entire rookie season without taking the field. Playing in 10 games -- including eight starts -- he performed adequately before dislocating his shoulder. Offseason surgery was successful, and he should be ready to step in again if Roethlisberger is not fully recovered from his own surgery. However, Rudolph's fantasy value is limited, as he would likely be on a short leash, facing competition from second-year quarterback Devlin Hodges.
Just as fellow QB Josh Dobbs did in his rookie season, Rudolph failed to take a single regular-season snap in 2018. The two will battle for the backup quarterback job behind Ben Roethlisberger this summer, with Rudolph listed behind Dobbs on the depth chart entering training camp. Roethlisberger is signed through the 2021 season, so even if Rudolph overtakes Dobbs, his fantasy utility is limited, so long as Pittsburgh's long-time franchise remains healthy.
A rookie third-round pick, Rudolph will back up Ben Roethlisberger this season. While Roethlisberger didn't miss time to injury last year, he's usually good for sitting out a game or two, which means Rudolph could actually see the field at some point. At 6-5, 235, Rudolph has the size, strength and willingness to stand strong in the pocket, able to withstand pressure to make plays. He is an accurate downfield passer but lacks arm strength, and while he quickly processes information, he played in a simplistic spread offense at Oklahoma State, which could slow his transition to the NFL. If he does play this season, he'll have two of the best weapons in football at his disposal in Antonio Brown and Le'Veon Bell, which is about as good as it gets for a rookie.
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Generating interest on market
QBPittsburgh Steelers
March 12, 2024
Rudolph has free-agent interest from multiple teams, according to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network.
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Wanted back in Pittsburgh
QBPittsburgh Steelers
March 1, 2024
GM Omar Khan said Thursday that Rudolph knows the Steelers want to re-sign him, Mark Kaboly of The Athletic reports.
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Solid numbers in playoff loss
QBPittsburgh Steelers
January 15, 2024
Rudolph completed 22 of 39 passes for 229 yards with two touchdowns and one interception in the Steelers' 31-17 wild-card loss to the Bills on Monday afternoon. He also rushed twice for 16 yards.
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Game moved to Monday
QBPittsburgh Steelers
January 13, 2024
Rudolph and the Steelers will play their wild-card matchup against the Bills on Monday at 4:30 p.m. ET after the game was postponed Saturday due to extreme weather conditions.
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Named starter for wild-card round
QBPittsburgh Steelers
January 9, 2024
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin confirmed Tuesday that Rudolph will remain the team's starting quarterback for Sunday's wild-card game in Buffalo, Mike DeFabo of The Athletic reports.
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Inside track for QB2
QBTennessee Titans
June 8, 2024
In his weekend mailbag Saturday, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site believes that Rudolph has the inside edge on Malik Willis for the backup quarterback competition.
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Rudolph looked the part of a competent backup in practice Thursday, completing four of five passes during seven-on-seven drills while Willis completed just one pass on five attempts, per Wyatt. Head coach Brian Callahan said after Thursday's practice that Rudolph and Willis will split reps evenly and "play quite a bit" in the preseason. Rudolph signed a one-year, $3.6 million contract with the Titans in March after spending the last four years in Pittsburgh, and he figures to be the backup behind Will Levis heading into Week 1.
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