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Rudolph Looking For A "Fresh Start" Elsewhere Per NFL Insiders

The biggest question surrounding the Pittsburgh Steelers this offseason is their situation at quarterback.

In the last two seasons, the Steelers quarterback room has consisted of listed starter Kenny Pickett, veteran Mitch Trubisky, who has two more seasons left on his contract, and Mason Rudolph, who helped lead the Steelers to the playoff after strong performances during the last three games this past season.

Head coach Mike Tomlin made it clear during his January news conference that there would be a competition for the team's QB 1, a competition that may not include Rudolph.

Per the NFL Insiders latest report, Rudolph, who becomes a free agent next month, has indicated his desire to make a "fresh start" on a different team instead of returning to the Steelers and competing for their starting quarterback position.

"Rudolph, who will be a free agent next month, has indicated he’s interested in a fresh start after six seasons with the team that drafted him in the third round in 2018."

Considering how well he played during the latter part of the 2023 season, Rudolph would ideally look to parlay that success into a potential starting position on another team. In the last two seasons, Rudolph had seen few opportunities to play, which he admitted led him to almost leave the game of football last offseason.

With the inevitability of the team moving on from Trubisky, the team's quarterback room may have a few openings that they can fill through free agency and this year's NFL Draft.

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