The Steelers are Giving Mitch Trubisky a Contract Extension

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The Steelers are Giving Mitch Trubisky a Contract Extension

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Mitchell Trubisky’s time with the Bears didn’t go as well as we were hoping, but kudos to him for making the most of his post-Chicago football life.

One year after signing a free-agent deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Trubisky and the team have already ironed out a two-year extension to keep him in the black-and-yellow:

This looks like a win-win type of deal in my eyes. For Trubisky, a two-year extension provides some stability. That isn’t something anyone should take for granted. And it certainly wasn’t a guarantee that Trubisky would hang around Pittsburgh for much longer. After all, the Steelers are Kenny Pickett’s team now after the team used a first-round pick on the Pitt product in the 2022 NFL Draft. With Trubisky, the Steelers have a useful QB2 that the franchise evidently likes enough to keep around. Trubisky threw for 1,252 yards and completed 65 percent of his passes last year, but threw more interceptions (5) than touchdowns (4).

As for the Steelers, this looks like a money move. Sure, having a useful backup QB behind Pickett is nice. But making it Trubisky (by way of this extension) allows the team to clear cap space. Trubisky’s new deal lowers what would’ve been a $10 million cap number had it not been for the extension.

I can only speak for myself, but I’m glad Trubisky has found a home in Pittsburgh. There was a time when I wasn’t sure how long he’d hang around the NFL. Let’s be honest. Things didn’t end well in Chicago and it was fair to doubt the long-term futures of anyone and everyone involved with that whole mess. But credit Trubisky for really taking to his role as QB2. It isn’t a job that suits everyone, but he appears comfortable enough to sign a deal that keeps him behind a clear QB1 in Pickett. And who knows, maybe Trubisky can re-capture the starting gig he lost at some point down the line. It’s not like Pickett (9 INT, 7 TD, 76.7 rating) is a sure thing.

BONUS: You can see how the Trubisky extension news broke on Pat McAfee’s show earlier today:

No wonder ESPN is shelling out the big bucks to bring him on board.

Author: Luis Medina

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