Steelers’ Roethlisberger Placed on Reserve/COVID-19 List, Rudolph to Start

Steelers’ Roethlisberger Put On Reserve/COVID-19 List initially appeared on NBC Sports Chicago

Pittsburgh Steelers beginning quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has actually been put on the Reserve/COVID-19 list and will miss out on Sunday’s video game versus the Detroit Lions. 

Roethlisberger has actually stated he is immunized, implying he can leave seclusion with 2 unfavorable tests 24 hr apart. However the timing doesn’t prefer the Steelers, and head coach Mike Tomlin will require to reconfigure his offense. 

Backup Mason Rudolph is anticipated to get his very first start of the season. Rudolph has experience beginning for the Steelers when he stepped up throughout a previous Roethlisberger injury, however using such brief notification will increase the pressure for the young quarterback. 

In the 2019 season, Rudolph began 8 video games for the Steelers and produced a good record of 5-3. In his only start last season, Rudolph tossed for 315 lawns, 2 goals and one interception. 

This might seem like an audition for Rudolph, who intends to be Pittsburgh’s beginning quarterback after Roethlisberger retires. Dwayne Haskins is anticipated to function as Rudolph’s backup on Sunday.


Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.