This past week, NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported that former Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph had worked out with the Chargers, as well as a host of other teams including the Giants, Saints, Steelers, and Patriots.
"I didn't leak that. A lot of those teams asked me to keep it quiet and I want to respect that." - Mason Rudolph on @SiriusXMNFL when I just asked him about this report.— Ross Tucker (@RossTuckerNFL) April 6, 2018
It shouldn’t come as a surprise to see the Bolts bring Rudolph in for a workout after they had previously met with him at the senior bowl and during the NFL combine. At 6-foot-5 and 235 pounds, Rudolph is a large-framed pocket passer that would benefit from a year or two under the tutelage of a quarterback such as Philip Rivers. After all, Rudolph is already adept at running an offense that centers around a vertical passing game.
In 2017, Rudolph led the country in passing yards per game with 377 (4,904 total), while completing 65 percent of his passes. He also finished the year with a phenomenal TD:Int ratio after chucking 37 touchdowns to just nine interceptions. Although not known for his running ability, Rudolph also added 10 touchdowns on the ground in 2017.
For his efforts, he was named a Second-Team All-Big 12 performer capped off his career by taking home the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm and Sammy Baugh Awards.