Report: Devlin Hodges will start for Steelers in Week 17, Mason Rudolph expected to be out with shoulder injury

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Heading into a must-win game against the hottest team in the league, the Pittsburgh Steelers will have undrafted rookie Devlin Hodges under center.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Mason Rudolph is expected to miss Sunday’s game, thrusting Hodges back into the spotlight with former first-round bust Paxton Lynch as his backup.

The good news for the Steelers is that the Ravens have already clinched the No. 1 overall seed in the AFC and are likely to rest many starters — including Lamar Jackson.

The bad news is that Hodges has tossed six interceptions in his past two games and was benched in favor of Rudolph on Sunday. Then, he was right back in late after Rudolph was hurt.

Between these two young quarterbacks, the Steelers have thrown 17 interceptions in 15 games, which has been driving head coach Mike Tomlin crazy.