Steelers sign QB Mason Rudolph to one-year, $5M extension 

As the Pittsburgh Steelers ensured they'll have starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger back for the 2021 season, they've now ensured his backup Mason Rudolph will be extended.

Pittsburgh has signed Rudolph to a one-year extension to sign him through 2022, the team announced Thursday. Rudolph's extension is worth $5 million and includes up to $4 million in additional incentives related to playing time, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday.

A third-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft for the Steelers, Rudolph has started nine games over two seasons in place of an injured Roethlisberger (or a resting Roethlisberger as was the case for the season finale last year).

With Roethlisberger's future beyond 2021 most certainly in doubt, Pittsburgh will at least have a familiar face in the 2022 QB room with starting experience.

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