By R.L. Bynum
Mitchell Trubisky reportedly has reached an agreement on a two-year deal with Pittsburgh, where he will likely replace Ben Roethlisberger as the Steelers’ starting quarterback.
Trubisky’s competition to take over for the retired Roethlisberger will be Mason Rudolph.
“Going to Buffalo really opened my eyes,” Trubisky told Fowler in February. “[Being] in Buffalo and [having] a different way of doing things, you learn what’s possible. It helped me get back to instinctual football and using my talents rather than overthinking.”
Previous reports suggested that he might end up with the New York Giants, where he’d compete with former Duke quarterback Daniel Jones for the job, but the Steelers situation is much more promising.
With Josh Allen entrenched as Buffalo’s quarterback, Trubisky only played in mop-up duty last season, connecting on 6 of 8 passes for 43 yards and an interception in six games while rushing for 24 yards and a touchdown.
Trubisky’s best season was with Chicago in 2018 when he threw for 3,223 yards and 24 touchdowns against 12 interceptions.
Trubisky got benched for Nick Foles in Week 3 of the 2020 season but regained the starting spot when Foles got injured. Trubisky ended up throwing for 2,055 yards, 16 touchdowns and eight interceptions.
After throwing for 3,748 yards as a junior at Carolina in 2016, the Bears made him the second overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.
It’s an exciting time with Trubisky and his wife expecting their first child.