The Pittsburgh Steelers sign Mitchell Trubisky as the successor to Ben Roethlisberger

Mitchell Trubisky is on his way to Pittsburgh after just one year as Josh Allen's backup. The Steelers desperately needed a QB and it seems as though they've figured it out.

Mitchell Trubisky
Mitchell Trubisky

The Pittsburgh Steelers were in need of a quarterback given the retirement of Ben Roethlisberger after the 2021 season. Given their quality of roster, it was imperative that they try to bring in a quarterback that can get wins rather than just a bridge player.

Signing Mitchell Trubisky to a 2-year deal comes as no surprise. With the Steelers picking #20 in this year’s draft, even if they wanted to get one of the available quarterbacks, they likely would’ve had to trade up for any of the relatively lackluster options.

Mitchell Trubisky
Mitchell Trubisky

Steelers fans probably feel a little disappointed with Trubisky. His play level certainly hasn’t been brilliant as of late but they would likely be more annoyed that they couldn’t land Aaron Rodgers or Russell Wilson and now are unlikely to trade for Deshaun Watson.

With Trubisky on the roster, the Steelers now have three quarterbacks to compete for the starting position role. Dwayne Haskins, Mason Rudolph and of course, Trubisky. Whether or not they see Trubisky as the starter is yet to be seen but he certainly has the potential to do so.

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How Mitchell Trubisky works in to the Steelers’ plans

Mitchell Trubisky
Mitchell Trubisky

In his most recent year as a starter, Mitchell Trubisky threw for 2055 yards, 16 touchdowns and 8 interceptions in 9 starts. That season resulted in him leaving Chicago and signing a one-year deal to back up Josh Allen in Buffalo.

As mentioned earlier, Trubisky is very likely to be competing for the starting job once training camp rolls around. He has experience on his side as he has started 50 games in his career which includes a season in which the Bears went 12-4 and he was a pro-bowler.

It’s likely that he will end up getting the job but a 2-year deal doesn’t say much about the Steelers’ plans. They could see him only as a decent bridge QB before either trading for their next one or drafting someone else.

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