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JuJu Smith-Schuster Explains What Steelers' Offense Feels Like With Mason Rudolph at QB

FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS - SEPTEMBER 08: JuJu Smith-Schuster #19 of the Pittsburgh Steelers runs with the ball during the second half against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on September 08, 2019 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)
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JuJu Smith-Schuster's a good team player, unlike a lot of NFL players in recent weeks.

In sharing his thoughts on the Pittsburgh Steelers' current quarterback situation with Ben Roethlisberger out for the season with an elbow injury, the star receiver was diplomatic in his answer, stating that he doesn't think the level of production from the offense will change much.

Smith-Schuster has not gotten off to the best of starts after being promoted to the Steelers' No. 1 wide receiver role in the wake of Antonio Brown's departure, posting a stat line of 11 receptions for 162 receiving yards over the first two weeks of 2019.

Now, his job will be even more difficult, with 2018 third-round pick Mason Rudolph taking over behind center in the Steel City for the foreseeable future.

However, Smith-Schuster emphasized that he and Rudolph have had the opportunity to work together a lot in practice whenever Big Ben took a day off, and he thinks that the Steelers will be much more productive than anyone expects them to be.

While the Steelers are bringing some QB's in to provide depth at the position (as if Paxton Lynch will really provide anything for an NFL team at this point), it's almost certain that Rudolph will start the rest of the way this season for the Steelers barring the unforeseen.