Mason Rudolph Reacts To Ben Roethlisberger’s Comments About Not Wanting To Mentor Him
Longtime Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger is making things a bit awkward after he made disparaging comments about the team drafting QB Mason Rudolph last week.
Via Bleacher Report
“I was surprised they took a QB because I thought maybe in the third round you can get some really good players that can help this team win now. Nothing against Mason I think he is a great player. I don’t know him personally but I’m sure he is a great kid. I just don’t know how backing up or being the third, who knows where he’s going to fall in the depth chart but helps us win now but that’s not my decision to
During an interview with the NFL network, Rudolph was asked about Big Ben’s comments about him and the rookie appeared to want to keeps things civil between the two.
Via NFL Network
If I was Ben, I’d probably say the same thing,”. “He’s a competitor. Obviously, he has a lot of confidence in himself, like I do and yeah, he’s going to be a future Hall of Famer and I would expect him to say that. So I’m just looking forward to going in there and learning the system, competing, raising my level of play, preparing like I’m the starter even though obviously I won’t be the starter. And just waiting and being prepared for whenever I get my time. Whenever my time comes, to be ready and take advantage of it.”
Props to Rudolph for taking the high road even though Big Ben is being a complete fucking dick head and deserves to be called out on it.