Pittsburgh Steelers Make Big Decision On Mitch Trubisky

Pittsburgh Steelers QB Mitch Trubisky

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Mitch Trubisky’s first season with the Pittsburgh Steelers did not go quite as he would have hoped.

After spending a year backing up Josh Allen in Buffalo, Turbisky headed to Pittsburgh in an effort to once again become a starting QB in the NFL.

He managed to beat out rookie QB Kenny Pickett for the starting job ahead of the season, but didn’t hold onto it for long.

Trubisky struggled early in the year, averaging less than 200 passing yards per game and contributing just 3 total touchdowns in the first 3 games of the season.

In game 4, he was once again struggling and appeared to have the Steelers on their way to a 1-3 start.

He was replaced midway through that game and only saw the field a couple of more times near the end of the season.

Despite his struggles in 2022, it looks like the Steelers want to keep him around for a while.

According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, Trubisky and the Steelers have agreed to a 2-year contract extension.

The move will bring down Trubisky’s cap hit in 2023, which was set to be $10 million, and keep him with the Steelers until 2025.

This contract likely signals the official end of Mitch Trubisky’s time as a starting quarterback in the NFL, but it also means that he’ll have a backup job locked down for a while.

This extension is the 2nd move the Steelers have made this week to secure their depth at quarterback as they also re-signed Mason Rudolph.

Trubisky may not have turned out to be the best starting option for the Pittsburgh Steelers, but they could certainly do a lot worse for a backup quarterback.

Now they’ll know they have him as a safety net behind Kenny Pickett for at least the next few seasons.