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#pounditSaturday, August 8, 2020

Steelers bench Duck Hodges, go back to Mason Rudolph

Mason Rudolph

The Pittsburgh Steelers decided to stick with Devlin Hodges as their starting quarterback for Sunday’s game against the New York Jets, but it was not long before the rookie got himself benched.

Mike Tomlin went back to Mason Rudolph early in the first half after Hodges threw his second interception. Hodges threw four picks in last week’s loss to the Buffalo Bills.

Tomlin said earlier in the season that Rudolph would keep the starting job as long as he protected the football, and he then gave Hodges a chance after Rudolph turned it over too much. He appears to be following that same principle with both of his quarterbacks, and Rudolph will now have a chance to prove himself once again.

The Steelers entered Sunday with an 8-6 record and are still in playoff contention. They are hoping Rudolph can provide stability at the most important position on the field at a crucial time.

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