Pittsburgh Steelers Announce Release of Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky
The Pittsburgh Steelers announced on Monday that they have released quarterback Mitchell Trubisky. This decision was made after both sides discussed the situation. The 29-year-old, who was a former first-round pick, had been under contract with the Steelers for three years through the 2025 season. However, with his departure, Kenny Pickett is now the only quarterback currently under contract in Pittsburgh.
In addition to Pickett, Mason Rudolph served as an injury replacement to him last season, but there’s no guarantee he will remain with the team moving forward. Head coach Mike Tomlin has expressed interest in holding a quarterback competition in the fall to solidify the position depth chart. With Trubisky gone, Pittsburgh will need to find another player to fill this role.
Trubisky started 57 NFL games and made a Pro Bowl appearance in 2018 during his time with the Chicago Bears. However, at this point in his career, he is projected to sign as a backup on the open market.
Pittsburgh has been considering pursuing Ryan Tannehill from Tennessee Titans as their next quarterback. Despite losing both games he started for them 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 looking for a backup option.
The release of Mitchell Trubisky marks the end of an era for the Pittsburgh Steelers’ quarterback position as they continue their search for a new player to lead their offense moving forward.