Steelers UDFA QB Devlin Hodges will start again for Pittsburgh, per Schefter. Ian Rapoport reports Rudolph’s injury is a multi-week injury so Hodges will be Pittsburgh’s starter in the playoffs if it qualifies.
Hodges was benched for Rudolph during the Steelers’ Week 16 loss to the Jets before going back in the game after Rudolph was hurt.
Rudolph, 24, is a former third-round pick of the Steelers back in 2018. He’s currently in the second year of his four-year, $3,921,866 contract and stands to make base salaries of $658,267 and $836,554 over the next two years of the deal.
In 2019, Rudolph has appeared in 10 games for the Steelers and thrown for 1,765 yards while completing 62.2 percent of his passes to go along with 13 touchdowns and nine interceptions.
Hodges, 23, signed with the Steelers as an undrafted free agent out of Samford in May following the 2019 NFL Draft. He was waived coming out of the preseason but re-signed to Pittsburgh’s practice squad.
Pittsburgh promoted Hodges to the active roster following the season-ending injury to QB Ben Roethlisberger.
In 2019, Hodges has appeared in seven games for the Steelers and completed 67.4 percent of his passes for 968 yards, five touchdowns and eight interceptions while rushing for 69 yards.