The Steelers quarterback competition is starting to take shape
This is where most eyes have been locked in when you look at the initial depth chart and for good reason. Quarterback is the most important position in football and the Steelers have an open competition, at least that is what they claim. There is an obvious front-runner for the job, and he will likely have that role at the beginning of the season at least.
Mitch Trubisky was signed during free agency to be the starting quarterback for Pittsburgh, at least for the start of the schedule. His future at that spot will be determined by how well he performs on Sundays. His role and performance with the team thus far has garnered him the top spot on the depth chart for now.
There have been many reports that he was basically promised the starting job before camp even began. Mason Rudolph keeps the backup role for now as he was listed behind Trubisky. He really has no shot at winning the starting job and he could lose the second-string spot before camp finishes.
Kenny Pickett was the Steelers first-round pick this year and he sits as the third-string arm. He is starting to put things together in camp after a tough start at Saint Vincent College. Pickett should be able to continue his growth and eventually become the second stringer or better yet, the eventual starter.
The Steelers still have a lot of work ahead of them before their final depth chart is released heading into the season. That time will be crucial for some players in tough position battles.