Mitch Trubisky could be out of the starting job sooner than expected
The Steelers found themselves in an unfamiliar situation when Ben Roethlisberger retired. He was their starting quarterback for almost two decades and that brings some level of understanding and comfort with a future Hall of Fame quarterback starting for your team. He will not be back, and the club needed to find some options to hopefully replace him.
Mason Rudolph was the early favorite, but the offseason kicked him to the curb as the situation became more crowded. Mitch Trubisky was one of the most notable free agent signings for Pittsburgh and was deemed the starter once ink dried on his new deal. The draft came around and the black and gold selected Kenny Pickett to be the future at the position.
Right now, the veteran free agent signing seems to be the favorite to at least be the starter at the beginning of the upcoming campaign. Pickett will be nipping at his heals until he eventually takes over as the starter. It will be up to Trubisky to keep him at arm’s length by the results that he displays on the field.
Do not rule out the possibility of Trubisky being the starter for the Steelers for most of, if not all, the 2022 season. If the offense is running smoothly and the team is winning, then he will stay put. No matter the result, this veteran will have Pickett chasing him down until he eventually takes over as the starter.
The Steelers have a lot of impactful decisions to make about the future of this football club. There will be some big things to come over the next year that will help the front office evaluate their next move.