Trubisky has been replaced by the Steelers
There was a surprising amount of fanfare when the Steelers signed Mitchell Trubisky in free agency. Despite numerous issues over his career, some fans saw him as a potential long-term fixture for the team. Pickett getting drafted changed that, and if that wasn’t enough, his play has been mediocre this season.
While the team will need a veteran presence in the quarterback room, it shouldn’t be Trubisky and his over 10.5-million-dollar price tag. As well, Trubisky likely will want another chance to start somewhere else, and that won’t be in Pittsburgh. Odds are, both sides will want to find a way out of this contract.
I do see a scenario where Trubisky gets traded, as he looked better later in the season and there was a decent market for his services last season. If no trade materializes though, it makes the most sense for him to be cut. The Steelers should be moving forward with Pickett at the helm, and Trubisky isn’t worth having around in 2023.
The Steelers aren’t in a bad place cap-wise in 2023, but they need to make the most of their time with Pickett on his rookie deal. These five veterans are overpaid and lackluster options heading into the offseason. The team would save nearly 37 million dollars by making these moves, which would open the door for some better players to join the roster.