Mitch Trubisky, one of the more intriguing quarterbacking options on the free-agent market, will sign with the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler on Monday.
It’s a two-year deal for the No. 2 overall selection of the 2017 NFL Draft, who failed to live up to such lofty expectations with the Chicago Bears.
The UNC product completed 64% of his passes for 10,609 yards (2,652 per year) with 64 touchdowns and 37 interceptions while going 29-21 in Chicago. While the Bears opted to invest their future in Justin Fields, Trubisky caught on with the Buffalo Bills where he served as Josh Allen’s backup for the 2021 season — appearing sparingly over six games.
Entering free agency this spring, the consensus was that a team would bring Trubisky on as more of a backup option or a veteran that could challenge for the starting job. There had been links in recent weeks that the New York Giants expressed interest in the 27-year-old to compete alongside Daniel Jones.
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At least for now, it appears as though Trubisky is going to be the successor of Ben Roethlisberger — which provides immense shoes for the passer to try and fill.
Roethlisberger retired following the 2021 season with a blowout loss in the Wild Card Round to the Kansas City Chiefs ending an 18-year career that will surely end up in Canton: 64,088 yards, 418 touchdowns, two Super Bowl championships, and six Pro Bowl selections.
The Steelers could, however, bring on another quarterback to open up another option under center. They hold the No. 20 pick of the 2022 NFL Draft where they’ll have an opportunity to draft one of the better passers in the prospect pool considering there are no bonafide top-10 options at the position.