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.