The Steelers announced Monday that they have released quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, giving him a head start on free agency. In his two seasons with Pittsburgh, Trubisky went 2-5 with eight touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Before joining Pittsburgh, Trubisky went 29-21 in Chicago after being drafted second overall in 2017, throwing 64 touchdowns and 37 interceptions.
Trubisky’s departure leaves Pickett as the only quarterback on the roster, though the Steelers are interested in re-signing Rudolph. The Steelers had signed Trubisky to be their bridge quarterback before the 2022 season but replaced him with Kenny Pickett after only four games. He started one other game in his first season in Pittsburgh and three games this season when Pickett was injured, but eventually was replaced by Mason Rudolph.
The Steelers are looking to rebuild their quarterback position and have expressed interest in re-signing Rudolph. They will likely explore other options as well, including free agent quarterbacks like Russell Wilson and Deshaun Watson. It remains to be seen what the future holds for Trubisky, who has yet to find a long-term home as a starting quarterback.