Steelers Sign Mitchell Trubisky to Be Their Starting Quarterback (UPDATE: And For Real Money, Too!)

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Steelers Sign Mitchell Trubisky to Be Their Starting Quarterback (UPDATE: And For Real Money, Too!)

Chicago Bears

Mitchell Trubisky was the hottest thang smoking in free agency circles – at least, when it came to the quarterbacks.

After taking a year to be Josh Allen’s understudy in Buffalo, Trubisky returns to free agency with a rehabilitated quarterback image. And soon, he’ll be putting what he learned to the test with the Pittsburgh Steelers:

Every comeback story needs someone to take a chance on them. The Steelers are that somebody for Trubisky.

UPDATE — And for real money, too:

Pittsburgh has been connected with any number of offseason possibilities. Russell Wilson, Aaron Rodgers, Deshaun Watson have been linked to the Steelers throughout the offseason. But, instead, it is Trubisky getting a crack to take over a Steelers team that is coming off a playoff appearance. Good for him. After dealing with what he did while with the Bears, Trubisky deserves as much.

Trubisky, 27, was the second overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft. He put up a 29-21 record as a starter over four seasons with Chicago. But because he never reached the heights of draft classmates Patrick Mahomes and Deshaun Watson — whom the Bears passed on drafting in favor of Trubisky — his “good” simply wasn’t good enough for a team needing to take advantage of a rapidly closing competitive window. The QBs who have since followed Trubisky showed that it was more than just his shortcomings, inefficiencies, and inconsistency that was problematic. Hence, we’re here with a new GM and head coach from the ones Trubisky last head in Chicago.

In the end, I feel good for Trubisky. If only we could all be so lucky to take a a gap year to find ourselves. Maybe Mitchell’s move will inspire us to do just that sometime soon.

P.S. — What a nugget this is:


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Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.