CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Myles Garrett and Mason Rudolph seemed to show sign of moving on from their 2019 on-field altercation after the two met following Sunday’s game between the Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers.
Sunday’s matchup was the first time Garrett was on the field with Rudolph as a starter since November 2019 when the Browns defensive end attacked the Steelers quarterback with a helmet.
Garrett, who initially alleged that Rudolph directed a racial slur at him, said he approached Rudolph after Sunday’s win to praise his play in place of the normal Steelers starter, Ben Roethlisberger.
“I just told him good game. He played a hell of a game, and we will see you all in a week,” Garrett said. “He played tough. He had 300 yards and a couple of touchdowns. He played very well, and he kept them in it to the very end. Had to show a little praise that he did well in this game and he was able to make some big plays for them.”
Rudolph acknowledged Garrett’s remarks during his postgame comments.
“Myles came over and said, ‘Good game,’ postgame and that is all it was,” Rudolph said. “I told him good luck and that I had a lot of respect for him.”
The fill-in Steelers quarterback also shared a photo of the two on his Instagram account, with the caption “Onward and Upward.”
The two teams will meet again on Sunday for the third time this season, with the opportunity to advance in the NFL playoffs from the Wild Card round on the line.