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VIDEO: Mason Rudolph is Such a Badass He Jokingly Winked at Jadeveon Clowney Before His 1st NFL Snap

Steelers QB Mason Rudolph actually winked at Jadeveon Clowney prior to his first NFL snap.

The Pittsburgh Steelers have had an unideal start to their 2019 campaign, which was exemplified by quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's season-ending elbow injury this past Sunday. Now, the organization is confidently leaning on 2018 third-round pick Mason Rudolph to lead the way for the remainder of the season. There's reason why the Steelers have positive feelings towards Rudolph. Once the second-year signal caller entered Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks, he saw defensive end Jadeveon Clowney laughing at him. So, Rudolph responded by giving the former first-overall pick a wink.

That's what you call extreme confidence.

In his relief performance, Rudolph completed 12-of-19 pass attempts for 112 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception (off a failed Donte Moncrief catch attempt).

After the team traded their 2020 first-round pick to the Miami Dolphins for defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick, it became abundantly clear that the Steelers organization is all-in on Rudolph, someone who literally winked in the face of adversity.