Pros and cons of Pittsburgh Steelers signing QB Mitchell Trubisky
Mason Rudolph draws the short straw
Another great point got brought up, which no one had articulated until the Trubisky signing, in that taking Trubisky was a slap in the face of Rudolph. Several weeks earlier, Kevin Colbert said we would have about four quarterbacks and leave it open to the best candidate to win. Then they sign Trubisky, and inside of 24 hours, he’s the defacto starter before training camp begins.
So here is the argument. Trubisky is in and now the starter. They are sabotaging any shot Rudolph had of becoming a starter in the NFL by doing this. They pointed out that in the past four years, they have literally done nothing to truly prep Rudolph to take the next step. They bolstered the case by pointing out Rudolph never had a quarterback coach as a backup.
The bottom line, which makes the Trubisky signing alarming, is that if the Steelers took no effort to prep Rudolph for this moment, what should we then trust the Steelers when they say they will get the most out of Trubisky? It’s a legitimate point. It’s a point making the Trubisky signing hard to accept.
Now perhaps Rudolph rises to the occasion. It’s hard to fathom, but if he has a chip on his shoulder now and wants to prove something to the Steelers if he wins over Trubisky, it will make many re-consider how great the Tubisky signing was.
So yes, there are pros and cons with the new quarterback. One of two things occur Trubisky makes a believer out of fans, or he flops miserably. How it plays out is anyone’s guess. We still have five months until training camp, so we have much time until the full scope of this decision begins to shake out, which unfortunately leaves us with people posting articles on how Trubisky will be the next Tom Brady. Well, if it happens, great, but in this case, you might want to lower your expectations just a little bit.