Mason Rudolph reportedly has agreed to terms on his rookie contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
According to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, Rudolph has signed a four-year deal with the team. He was one of only two Steelers rookies who had yet to sign a contract. Now, only first-round pick Terrell Edmunds remains unsigned.
Steelers have agreed to terms with third-round quarterback Mason Rudolph to a four-year contract, according to a source. Top pick Terrell Edmunds is now the only unsigned Steeler draft pick.
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) May 23, 2018
The financial terms of Rudolph’s deal have not been disclosed. He was the No. 76 overall selection in the 2018 draft. Alex Anzalone, the player taken in that slot in 2017, signed a four-year, $3.5 million rookie deal.
Rudolph joins fellow former Oklahoma State star James Washington, who also agreed to a four-year contract with the Steelers this month after being drafted in the second round. Washington’s deal is worth $4.2 million with $3.1 million guaranteed, according to Over The Cap.
The rookie quarterback has been the subject of a minor media controversy recently after incumbent starter Ben Roethlisberger questioned the organization’s decision to draft Rudolph in April.
Roethlisberger said he intends to play for up to five more seasons and that he was “surprised” by the selection when the team could have taken “some really good players that can help this team win now” in that slot.
Roethlisberger said this week that his comments about Rudolph were taken out of context and that he would try to help him as much as possible.