After re-signing Mason Rudolph, Pittsburgh is also bringing back another backup QB for the next season

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The Pittsburg Steelers are extending the contract of Mitchell Trubisky, the backup quarterback, in a two-year deal. This news is breaking only one day after they re-signed their QB3, Mason Rudolph, for another year. With that, Pittsburgh will have four quarterbacks in the depth chart entering the 2023 season.

Besides Trubisky and Rudolph, they also have starter Kenny Pickett and Undrafted Free Agent Tanner Morgan. This means that if nobody gets injured or no other surprises happen, we should have once again Pickett and Trubisky fighting for the starter position during the training camp, with Morgan trying to overperform Rudolph for the third string.

Trubisky, 28, is probably not going to be the starter. Kenny Pickett is reportedly the future of the franchise. So, unless something extraordinary happens, Trubisky is set to be the backup for the next season.

Last season Trubisky was the starter at the beginning of the season. However, after poor performances and having the season basically over after the first half of the games, rookie Kenny Pickett took over. Now it appears he earned himself another season as the Steelers’ starter QB.

Mitchell Trubisky

The quarterback entered the NFL in 2017, after being the no. 2 overall pick, selected by the Chicago Bears, out of North Carolina. He spent four years in Chicago before moving to the Buffalo Bills, as a backup, in 2021. In 2022 he hoped to be Steelers’ solution for the post-Big Ben era, but it didn’t happen exactly as planned.

After six seasons in the league, Trubisky has played in 64 games, completing 1,133 passes in 1,765 attempts (64.5%). He also totals 11,904 yards, 68 touchdowns and 43 interceptions. Running with the ball he is also a threat, although he is not the most athletic QB in NFL history. In 222 carries, he has 1,119 yards and 11 TDs.