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Steelers Announce They've Benched Mason Rudolph and Will Start Devlin Hodges Against the Browns

CINCINNATI, OH - NOVEMBER 24: Devlin Hodges #6 of the Pittsburgh Steelers scrambles with the ball during the second half against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on November 24, 2019 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
Pittsburgh Steelers v Cincinnati Bengals | Michael Hickey/Getty Images

For the third time in 2019, a new quarterback will be under center for the Pittsburgh Steelers. After the Steelers watched Mason Rudolph continue to struggle each and every Sunday, Mike Tomlin decided enough was enough.

In last week's 16-10 win over the Bengals, Tomlin took out Rudolph in the middle of the action in favor of backup Devlin Hodges. Now, with Pittsburgh set to face Cleveland this weekend, Tomlin is giving Hodges the start.

It's unfortunately been that kind of year at QB for Tomlin and the Steelers. When Ben Roethlisberger went down with his season-ending elbow injury, fans expected there to be some struggles at quarterback. But this?

Rudolph simply wasn't strong with the ball in his hands, yet the Steelers have been able to post a 6-5 record through 11 games. Now, it'll be up to Hodges to try and lead this team back to the postseason, starting with Sunday's showdown with the Brownies.

Desperate times call for desperate measures for Pittsburgh. We'll see what the 23-year-old signal caller is made of in Week 13.