Former Oklahoma State duo Mason Rudolph and James Washington showed off their Pittsburgh Steelers uniforms for the first time.
Select NFL rookies gathered for a group photo at the Rookie Premiere on Saturday, and both Rudolph and Washington attended the event.
The former Cowboys standouts gave a glimpse to how they’ll look in Pittsburgh’s black and gold.
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It was already announced Rudolph and Washington would wear No. 2 and No. 13, respectively, in the NFL. But it’ll take Oklahoma State fans some time to get used to the former Cowboys’ new weekly wardrobe.
Former Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield was also in attendance at the Rookie Premiere. Cowboys fans might enjoy Mayfield’s new team colors more than the ones he wore in Norman, Okla.
From Stillwater to Steelers
Washington could be an immediate factor for the Pittsburgh offense. He’ll be behind Antonio Brown and JuJu Smith-Schuster, but he’ll likely see the field in Year 1 of his NFL career.
That might not be the case for Rudolph, however, who will be behind veteran Ben Roethlisberger.
Roethlisberger created some drama after the Steelers drafted Rudolph. Roethlisberger, who’s hinted at retiring several times, said he was surprised the Steelers picked a quarterback and that he might not mentor Rudolph.
The rookie has handled the situation maturely, however, and understands his role as one of the team’s reserves.