The Pittsburgh Steelers announced on Monday that they have released quarterback Mitchell Trubisky. This decision was mutually reached after the two sides discussed their situation.
Trubisky, who was a first-round pick by the Chicago Bears in 2017, has started 57 NFL games and made a Pro Bowl appearance in 2018. Despite this, at this point in his career, he’s projected to sign as a backup on the open market.
Pittsburgh has been considering pursuing Ryan Tannehill, who will become a free agent after leading the Tennessee Titans for four-plus seasons. However, with Trubisky gone, the Steelers are now looking elsewhere to solidify its quarterback depth chart. Kenny Pickett is currently the only quarterback under contract in Pittsburgh. While Mason Rudolph served as an injury replacement to Pickett last season, there’s no guarantee he will remain. Head coach Mike Tomlin has expressed interest in having a quarterback competition in the fall. With Trubisky out of the picture, Pittsburgh will need to find another solution to fill its roster at this position before training camp begins next month.