The NFL has seen several young quarterbacks benefit from defenses not knowing their tendencies in preparation for games. Players like Jared Goff, Deshaun Watson and Patrick Mahomes have looked unstoppable in their debut seasons as teams struggle to identify methods to take away their favorite targets and styles of play.
Now the Steelers get their chance to see Mason Rudolph use that kind of advantage to his favor. But to maximize the pay off of that advantage, Rudolph must exude confidence in his reads and his teammates. Let's breakdown how he's already doing that, and how that works in the Steelers' favor: