Mitchell Trubisky released by the Steelers

In a surprising move, the Pittsburgh Steelers released quarterback Mitchell Trubisky on Monday. This decision was made after both sides discussed their options and came to a mutual agreement. With this move, 29-year-old Trubisky will hit the free agent market.

Kenny Pickett is now the only quarterback under contract in Pittsburgh, with Mason Rudolph serving as an injury replacement last season. While there’s no guarantee that Rudolph will remain, head coach Mike Tomlin has expressed interest in having a quarterback competition in the fall. With Trubisky gone, Pittsburgh will need to look elsewhere to solidify its quarterback depth chart.

Trubisky, who was once a first-round pick by the Chicago Bears in 2017, has started 57 NFL games and made a Pro Bowl appearance in 2018. However, at this point in his career, he’s projected to sign as a backup on the open market.

Pittsburgh has been considering pursuing Ryan Tannehill, who will become a free agent after leading the Tennessee Titans for four-plus seasons. Despite losing both games he started for the Steelers last season, Trubisky completed 62.6% of his pass attempts for 632 yards with four touchdowns and five interceptions and could offer valuable experience and depth to another team.

By Editor

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