How Mitchell Trubisky signing impacts the Steelers draft strategy

Chris Olave #2 of the Ohio State Buckeyes. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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Mitchell Trubisky #10 of the Buffalo Bills. (Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images) /

The Mitchell Trubisky signing wasn’t my favorite offseason move, but it could have big implications on the Steelers 2022 NFL Draft plans. 

Since 2004 the Steelers have lived with their security blanket Big Ben Roethlisberger. Well, that security blanket disappeared shortly upon the season’s end. Big Ben said his goodbyes to the owners, coaches, and fans and rode off into the sunset.

In some ways, as a fan, you tend to think that despite his retirement, somehow he comes back, or the Steelers will find some miraculous replacement either via trade, free agency, or in the draft. Somehow you know the Steelers will find this perfect replacement who will carry on the Steelers dynasty as their team leader.

Then mid-morning on March 14th, either via the internet, on ESPN, or a tweet over your cell phone, the news broke the Steelers have just signed Mitch Trubisky to a two-year deal. It might be fair to say that not everyone was shocked or dazed by the announcement.

However, upon hearing the news, many diehard fans probably had a glazed look come over their face and thought, what? The Steelers new quarterback in the 2022 season with Mitch Trubisky? Then you look around, thinking someone is secretly taping you, and this is some practical joke.

Well, it’s no joke. The Steelers move on from the Big Ben era, a first-ballot NFL Hall of Famer and perhaps one of the ten greatest quarterbacks of all time with Mitch Trubisky. Once the reality finally kicked in, that 2nd thought forms in your head; what happens in the draft now?