Mason Rudolph is ready to become the starting quarterback of the Pittsburgh Steelers as soon as Ben Roethlisberger retires. 

"That's my goal, to be a starting quarterback in this league and for our team, and I'm working toward that goal every single day," Rudolph said Tuesday when asked about potentially succeeding Roethlisberger next season. "I can only control myself and the way I prepare and the way I approach and play in OTAs and camp, and that's on the forefront of my mind.

"I'm not worried about '22 or anything like that. I'm trying to live in the moment and be the best I can for my team."

Rudolph is the only Steelers quarterback under contract in 2022 after signing a one-year, $5 million extension in April.