The Pittsburgh Steelers were in desperate need of some momentum, and they finally got it.
Mason Rudolph did an outstanding job in charge of the offense, picking the Cincinnati Bengals’ defense apart en route to a much-needed win.
That’s why it wasn’t much of a surprise to see that HC Mike Tomlin just announced that Rudolph would get the nod again on Sunday to face the Seattle Seahawks (via Brooke Pryor on Twitter).
Mike Tomlin says Kenny Pickett is in the same position as last week — and Mason Rudolph is "scheduled to be the quarterback this week."
Tomlin says Rudolph will get the ball to start the week and see where Pickett's mobility is at the end of the week.
— Brooke Pryor (@bepryor) December 26, 2023
According to Tomlin, Rudolph will handle first-team reps early in the week because Kenny Pickett hasn’t made much progress from last week.
However, the team will reassess the situation later in the week depending on Pickett’s mobility, so there’s still a chance that he will suit up and play vs. Pete Carroll’s team.
The Steelers need to win out and hope other things go their way if they want to make the playoffs, but at least it seems like their winning-season streak is going to live on for yet another season.
There has been a lot of talk about the Steelers’ offense, George Pickens, and even Tomlin’s continuity, so the team cannot afford any setbacks at this point in the season.
And while Rudolph has let a lot to be desired throughout the course of the years, he’s coming off the best game of his career and is well familiar with the offense.
Hopefully, he’ll keep the momentum going and will do just enough to help the team secure another much-needed win while Pickett continues to work his way back to the field.