This post contains affiliate links. “As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.”
The Pittsburgh Steelers picked up Mitch Trubisky to start for them. Despite a push from Kenny Pickett, it seems to be his trajectory.
Pickett was the Steelers’ first-round pick from the University of Pittsburgh in the April NFL Draft. Eventually, he will also have a firm grip on the starting position as quarterback for the professional team at Steel City.
But doing it from the start will not be that simple. The Steelers signed Trubisky to a two-year contract, ideal for playing as a bridge quarterback for the signal caller of the future. Pittsburgh now has both of these features in place.
As a pro-ready QB, Pickett could theoretically be an upgrade from week 1 to. But doing so would put him in danger of failing, something the Steelers would rather avoid. Letting him watch, at least for a few weeks while the more experienced Trubisky leads the charges, makes more long-term sense.
Steelers: Mitchell Trubisky established as starting for now
While the Steelers coaches insisted that fans and the media not read too much into the team’s OTAs, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reporter Gerry Dulac claims that Trubisky is the starter for now:
“But after two weeks of organized team activities (OTAs) and three days of a mandatory minicamp ending Thursday, all indications are that Trubisky is the starter when the Steelers open their Sept. 11 season in Cincinnati.”
Trubisky prepares as if he is also the starter. Everything can be changed as we are not even in training camp yet. But Pittsburgh did not spend decent money on a player like Trubisky with the intention of putting him on the bench in Week 1.
“I’m preparing to be a starter,” Trubisky said. “I feel that no matter what position you are in, that’s the way you should prepare. I would not read too much into it, but I get a lot of good reps. I feel really comfortable in the attack. I I feel very confident. “
For now, Pickett had to get used to holding on to the clipboard.