3 ways Mitchell Trubisky could be an improvement at QB for Steelers
By Tommy Jaggi
Trubiksy could help young offensive players develop
You would think that an 18-year veteran and former Super Bowl-winning quarterback would have been the perfect type of player to help younger guys on offense develop. However, that wasn’t necessarily the case with Ben Roethlisberger last season.
While he would have loved nothing more than to bring another Lombardi Trophy to the city of Pittsburgh, he wasn’t a fraction of the player he used to be last season.
With a young struggling offensive line, Roethlisberger couldn’t offer much in terms of maneuvering in the pocket and making plays. He was forced to get the ball out of his hands quickly as he could rarely elude the first rusher. It was a recipe for disaster.
Likewise, we couldn’t see much of anything in terms of wide receiver development last year, as Roethlisberger typically dumped everything down underneath. When he did decide to throw the ball down the field, his accuracy was so sporadic that he made his receivers look worse than they were.
Trubisky probably isn’t going to lead this team to a Super Bowl appearance, but his mobility and arm could help some of the young offensive players develop as well as give the coaches a chance to properly assess the talent they are working with.
I would temper expectations for Mitchell Trubisky in 2022, as it’s very unlikely that he becomes a long-term answer at quarterback. However, when comparing him to the Ben Roethlisberger we saw last season, it’s not hard to believe that Trubisky could be an improvement in several areas.