Tomlin ‘comfortable’ with Rudolph as backup

Tomlin ‘comfortable’ with Rudolph as backup

PITTSBURGH, PA - NOVEMBER 03: Mason Rudolph #2 of the Pittsburgh Steelers looks to pass in front of Ben Banogu #52 of the Indianapolis Colts during the first quarter at Heinz Field on November 3, 2019. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)

As the Steelers head into the offseason, they face a number of questions. None are bigger, however, than the status of Ben Roethlisberger.

He played just six quarters in 2019 before being shut down because of an elbow injury that required surgery. And the team still has no timeline on when their two-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback might be ready to start throwing again.

“I know that he’s due for an update somewhere around the first of February, a checkup that will probably be significant in terms of mapping out what’s next,” Mike Tomlin said Tuesday at his season-ending press conference at the Rooney Complex. “But that’s a moving target, that date.”

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