The Pittsburgh Steelers have a new quarterback after agreeing to terms with former Chicago Bears starter and Buffalo Bills backup, Mitch Trubisky.
The #Steelers have reached agreement on a two-year deal with QB Mitchell Trubisky, sources say. The former No. 2 overall pick heads to Pittsburgh as the expected starter in place of the retired Ben Roethlisberger.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 14, 2022
Mitch Trubisky will sign a two-year contract with the Steelers as he attempts to resurrect his career after failing as Chicago’s starter. Trubisky entered the NFL as the second-overall pick of the 2017 NFL Draft, a distinction that somewhat doomed his career. He was drafted ahead of Patrick Mahomes and Deshaun Watson, who’ve each gone on to have far more success as pros.
After hitting the reset button as Josh Allen’s backup with the Bills in 2021, Trubisky was expected to be a hot commodity on the open market. The Steelers were rumored to be in the quarterback market in the 2022 NFL Draft, but with Trubisky in the fold, they can kick that can down the road a bit.
Trubisky started 50 games for the Bears and ended his time in Chicago with a 29-21 record. He was wildly inconsistent during his four years as a starting quarterback and it’s anyone’s guess whether he’ll be able to hold onto the job long-term in Pittsburgh.
That said, the Steelers’ options were limited, and Trubisky ranked among their best options heading into 2022.