Status of some Steelers starters in 2022 hinges on NFL Draft results
By Andrew Falce
Steelers QB Trubisky
Don’t get me wrong, I was a fan of the Mitchell Trubisky signing when the deal was announced. The Steelers were obviously targeting a veteran quarterback, and he presented the most potential on the market while also being a relatively cheap addition.
Top backup quarterbacks earn 5-7 million dollars a season, which makes the Trubisky contract look like a bargain. Even if he hits some of those incentives, that is a sign that he is playing ok for the offense.
All of that said, there are some people that are clearly overhyping him and his fit with the team. While he should bring a better level of quarterback play than what we saw at the tail-end of the Ben Roethlisberger career, to expect him to suddenly be a top quarterback is silly. He flashed with the Bears but was an overall disappointment there. A season in a good Bills quarterback room likely helped, but that doesn’t mean he will suddenly be Josh Allen this season.
On top of this, the team is clearly weighing their options for finding their franchise quarterback in the draft. They may like the potential Trubisky brings, but they also realize the odds that his struggles as a starter continue. His deal was a good one, all things considered, but he still possesses a lot of question marks for this team. Don’t mistake him as the face of this franchise quite yet.
The Steelers did the best they could this offseason in addressing their needs. While for the most part, this roster has a capable starter in each position, there are still some holes that need to be worked on. These four starters in particular are easily the worst on the team, so keep them in mind as the team potentially tries to improve upon them in the upcoming draft.