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This Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback competition has intensified, but it seems Mitchell Trubisky still has the upper hand over rookie signalman Kenny Pickett.
“I told last night that Steelers sources were Mitchell Trubisky lost work,” ESPN’s Dianna Russini got up Thursday at . “He was a starter for Pittsburgh, as good as Kenny was, and Pickett impressed the team with his performance on the court and his all-around knowledge in the classroom, but now it’s Truby Sky job.”
Trubisky signed a two-year, $14.25 million contract with the Steelers in March At the time of the contract, he basically became Pittsburgh’s starting quarterback. He served as the team’s first string signal caller through OTAs, mandatory mini-camps, and boot camps.
Additionally, Trubisky has been the team’s QB1 through the team’s first two preseason games this summer.
The 28-year-old is also more experienced than Pickett, having served as the Chicago Bears’ The starting quarterback, who was selected with the second overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, starting the 2017-20 season. And Trubisky was inconsistent in his game against the Bears, but he did show his potential. His best season was in 2018, when he went 11-3 in 14 starts and completed 66.6 percent of his passes for 3,223 yards and 24 touchdowns with 12 interceptions.
He also rushed for 421 yards and threes in the only Pro Bowl selection of his career.
Trubisky signed with Buffalo Bills after Bears rejected fifth-year option a one-year deal to replace Josh Allen. He completed 6 of 8 passes for 75 yards and an interception, in addition to rushing for 24 yards and scoring in 6 appearances.
Now in Pittsburgh, the North Carolina product gets a chance to revive his career. But if he struggles, Mike Tomlin probably won’t waste any time giving Pickett a chance.
The Steelers selected Pickett in the first round of Pitt’s 2022 NFL draft, and he was in two preseason games Impressed, completing 19 of 22 passes for 171 yards and three touchdowns.
Trubisky and Pickett will get one last chance to tell Steelers coaches Show off their prowess in Sunday’s preseason finale against the Detroit Lions.