5 Steelers players and coaches who won't return in 2024

Next year will truly be different.

Pittsburgh Steelers, Mitch Trubisky
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2. Mitchell Trubisky, Quarterback

Have you ever seen a crowd boo a backup quarterback as early and as often as Steelers fans booed Mitchell Trubisky in that loss to New England? From the jump, fans didn't want this guy under center, and for the majority of the night, Trubisky seemed to let it get to his head.

On one hand, I feel bad for the guy. He was the no. 2 overall pick back in 2017 when the Bears traded up to select him before Deshaun Watson or Patrick Mahomes, yet Trubisky never panned out the way his draft pedigree set him up.

Now as a backup, Trubisky has been fine. But, he is now at the point where he's missing a lot of throws that are costing the Steelers games. Many of his throws are either high or low, and rarely right on target. He is also a mostly first or second-read quarterback. Trubisky has never excelled in going through his progressions, and it shows.

The fans like Mason Rudolph, so for now, why not keep him as the backup?

Or, if the team goes with a new offensive scheme altogether, it might be time to totally revamp that position as well, finding a new backup.