- The Steelers added QB Mitchell Trubisky to the roster on Monday
- Pittsburgh’s Super Bowl odds dropped immediately following the addition
- Read more NFL news here
The Pittsburgh Steelers have their quarterback.
On Monday, the team agreed to terms with former Chicago Bears signal caller Mitchell Trubisky. Trubisky was once a first-round pick out of the University of North Carolina.
Over four NFL seasons with the Bears, the passer threw for over 10,000 yards. He boasts a pair of 3,000-yard campaigns, making a Pro Bowl back in 2018.
Unfortunately, he’s largely failed to live up to his status as a No. 2 overall draft selection.
Trubisky was sent to Buffalo prior to last season where he worked as Josh Allen’s backup for the division winning Bills.
After throwing all of eight passes last year, he’ll be thrust into a starting role for the Steelers in 2022. Pittsburgh is looking to replace future Hall of Famer Ben Roethlisberger.
It was clear that Mason Rudolph wasn’t the answer, but many expected Pittsburgh to turn to a youngster in the upcoming NFL Draft.
Instead, they’ll hand the keys over to Trubisky and hope for the best.
Vegas Reacts To Mitchell Trubisky Signing
Vegas was quick to react to the Steelers’ signing of Trubisky, and the sportsbooks are suggesting that the move actually makes Pittsburgh worse.
The team’s Super Bowl odds dropped from 55-1 to 70-1 immediately following the announcement.
The Steelers signed Mitch Trubisky and their Super Bowl odds got worse @FDSportsbook… 👀 pic.twitter.com/lUyTVyg6EH
— Action Network (@ActionNetworkHQ) March 14, 2022
This stat can be a bit misleading as those odds reflected the possibility of Pittsburgh signing a quarterback like Deshaun Watson. Most believe that Trubisky is still a step up from Mason Rudolph.
Still, it’s not a great look for the Steelers, a team that’s expected to compete for Super Bowl championships year in and year out.