The Pittsburgh Steelers have mutually released quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, leaving Kenny Pickett as the only quarterback under contract. The team plans to have a quarterback competition in the fall involving Pickett, with Mason Rudolph, who is slated to become a free agent, potentially re-signing. The Steelers are also considering pursuing free agent Ryan Tannehill to add to their quarterback depth chart.

By the Numbers
  • Trubisky was slated to play on the second year of a three-year contract in Pittsburgh
  • Trubisky completed 62.6% of his pass attempts for 632 yards (5.9 yards per attempt) with four touchdowns and five interceptions last season, playing in five games including two starts
Yes, But

Trubisky, a former first-round pick, will likely sign as a backup on the open market due to his projected career stage.

State of Play
  • Kenny Pickett is currently the only quarterback under contract in Pittsburgh
  • Steelers plan to have a quarterback competition involving Pickett in the fall
  • Mason Rudolph, who served as an injury replacement to Pickett last season, is also slated to become a free agent
  • The Steelers are considering pursuing Ryan Tannehill to add to their quarterback depth chart
What's Next

The Steelers are expected to solidify their quarterback depth chart through potential signings for the upcoming season.

Bottom Line

The release of Mitchell Trubisky creates an opening for quarterback competition and potential roster changes in Pittsburgh, shaping the team's strategy for the upcoming season.