5 takeaways from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ organized team activities

The Steelers just wrapped up their 2022 organized team activities last week and some things stood out.

The Steelers held team activities, otherwise known as OTAs, which have just concluded at their training facility. It was the first taste of the team returning to the grass court in a new era for the franchise. You can’t read too much of the storylines from these practices, but it’s starting to show some interesting elements.

There was news coming out of the building as players reported this event. Most of the time, everyone kept their eyes on the quarterback run to see where the players lined up on the depth chart. Other situations also occurred and this led to other interesting news to appear.

It was the last time fans would receive daily news from the team as they headed off on their summer vacation. They will have until training camp before having to train with the club again. This will be the first year back at Latrobe in a few years.

Mason Rudolph will have a chance to start for the Steelers

Mason Rudolph was the only quarterback on that roster with any starting experience early in the offseason. Some thought he would have a legitimate starting shot for the Steelers, but that faded as the offseason progressed. Most see him as the third channel guy who could become expendable if a trade occurs.

During these activities, Rudolph seemed to get a little boost of confidence with the coaches. He was getting second-team reps behind Mitch Trubisky and ahead of Kenny Pickett. It was a strong showing from this fifth-year Oklahoma State quarterback over the past week, according to many beat writers who cover the team.

Sally J. Minick