Steelers cut Mitch Trubisky as quarterback room gets thin heading into offseason


The Pittsburgh Steelers launched three gamers on Monday following Tremendous Bowl LVIII, and amongst them was quarterback Mitch Trubisky

NFL Community reported each side spoke in regards to the present scenario in Pittsburgh, and the 29-year-old quarterback opted to get a contemporary begin in free company. 

Offensive lineman Chukwuma Okorafor, who has been with the workforce for six seasons, was additionally launched together with punter Pressley Harvin. The strikes saved Pittsburgh near $13 million in wage cap area heading into the offseason. 

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Mitch Trubisky #10 of the Pittsburgh Steelers seems on from the sphere throughout an NFL soccer sport towards the New England Patriots at Acrisure Stadium on December 7, 2023 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Picture by  (Cooper Neill/Getty Photographs)

Most of that got here from Trubisky, who was set to account for greater than $7 million towards the Steelers’ cap for the 2024 marketing campaign. The Steelers ate $4.6 million in useless cap cash, whereas saving $3 million. 

Why is Trubisky’s launch a related one? The primary-round decide by the Chicago Bears was Kenny Pickett’s backup, so on the floor, it doesn’t appear to be something that might elevate eyebrows.

Nevertheless, with Mason Rudolph, the quarterback who began the Steelers’ playoff sport towards the Buffalo Payments this previous season, set without cost company, Pickett will want a brand new backup. 

Ryan Tannehill has been a reputation related with the Steelers, because the veteran can be set without cost company after being benched in favor of rookie Will Levis with the Tennessee Titans this 12 months. 

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Jacoby Brissett, Tyrod Taylor, Sam Darnold and plenty of extra quarterbacks will probably be accessible who may give Pickett competitors for subsequent season. 

Head coach Mike Tomlin as soon as once more led his group to the playoffs regardless of brutal offensive manufacturing that ultimately led to the firing of offensive coordinator Matt Canada halfway by the season (to the delight of many Steelers followers). 

Mitch Trubisky looks to make a pass

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mitch Trubisky (10) seems to move throughout the common season NFL soccer sport between the New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers on December 07, 2023 at Acrisure Stadium in Pittsburgh, PA.  (Mark Alberti/Icon Sportswire by way of Getty Photographs)

Pittsburgh completed twenty fifth in whole yards per sport (304.3) and twenty eighth in factors scored per sport (17.9), although they managed to squeak in as the ultimate wild card workforce within the AFC with a 10-7 document.

The Steelers’ protection was a formidable group that stored their workforce alive in video games, and although it wasn’t fairly, the offense managed to attain simply sufficient to get the job performed. The protection additionally helped in that regard now and again as effectively. 

Trubisky initially started the 2022 season because the Steelers’ beginning quarterback, with the rookie Pickett ready behind him. After going 2-3 in his first 5 begins, Tomlin benched Trubisky in favor of Pickett. 

This previous season, Trubisky began simply two video games, each of which got here late within the season when Pickett was injured. He went 0-2 in these video games earlier than Rudolph took over.

Mitch Trubisky passes against New England

Quarterback Mitch Trubisky (10) of the Pittsburgh Steelers seems to move within the first half towards the New England Patriots at Acrisure Stadium on December 07, 2023 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Joe Sargent/Getty Photographs)

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Now, Trubisky will look to possible be a backup elsewhere within the league, whereas the Steelers will probably be sensible with their subsequent selection at quarterback. 


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