3 quarterback insurance options Steelers could get outside the draft

Chicago Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky (10). Mandatory Credit: Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports
Chicago Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky (10). Mandatory Credit: Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports /
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Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky (10) Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports /

Mitchell Trubisky

Coming out of the 2017 NFL Draft, Mitch Trubisky was a consensus higher rated player by almost every GM, analyst, and network going into the draft. Yes, Mitch was mocked as a pick over Watson when it happened by fans and is now mocked as a pick over Maholmes by fans. Yet, people in the know saw him as a better prospect coming in. The joke was how much the Bears traded for him, even with some mock drafts telling us San Francisco was going to take Trubisky at #2. He may not be the best from that draft class, but hindsight is 20/20, and considering who is ahead of him in that class, I can’t think of a quarterback since Peyton Manning that I’d draft over Mahomes and even that is up for debate right now.

The Bears have had a rough offensive line, bad receiving core, and dismal running game for years. Their best scoring option over the last 10 years has been in the punting game, first Devin Hester and now Cordarralle Patterson. Do I think Mitch will be the best QB in the league, top 3 or even top 5? No, but I believe he can be top 10. The Steelers have had a top 10 QB in Ben Roethlisberger for years, he’s gotten them multiple Super Bowl wins. Ben may have shown us the recipe for success. It’s easier to sustain a team’s roster when you have the 8th or 9th best QB in the league because you can pay him 8th or 9th QB money.

What we saw this season made me value Trubisky even more. My questions about him were put to rest when the coach tried benching him and blaming him for the Bears’ offensive woes. Nick Foles did worse throughout the season and the Bears’ playoff hopes dwindled. Trubisky was 6-3 as the Bears’ starting quarterback posting a rating of 93.5 while Foles went 2-5 posting a rating of 80.8. Trubisky was significantly better than Foles this season and proved to be the bright spot on that side of the ball. If the Bears’ new GM and HC realize this they may not reach on another QB in this draft, and they might keep him. If they do draft a QB in this draft then Money Mitch can sign a long-term back-heavy deal with our Steelers. Being a franchise quarterback for the greatest franchise ever and Super Bowl winner by the time he retires.