5 realistic veteran quarterback options for Steelers after Ben Roethlisberger
4. Mitch Trubisky
Mitch Trubisky is another young, project quarterback that wouldn’t be the worst option if Pittsburgh took a gamble on him. After being selected No. 2 overall in 2017 and having some early success with the Chicago Bears, things quickly went downhill for Trubisky as his time in Chicago grew sour. Now he is the backup to Josh Allen for the Buffalo Bills as he continues his development on a one-year deal.
Recent developments with the Bears have shown that the problems in Chicago were greater than Trubisky, and he may have unnecessarily been the scapegoat a lot of times. While he hasn’t seen much significant regular-season time, Trubisky looked impressive against his former team in the preseason completing 20-of-28 passes for 221 yards and one touchdown.
This serves as another low-risk acquisition for the Steelers, they can bring Trubisky in on a cheap deal and it’s possible he can perform above expectations. If he does, Pittsburgh will have a solution at quarterback for the time being, but if he doesn’t, the Steelers don’t lose much while bridging the gap to a younger quarterback.