Steelers' Trubisky To Start In Final Preseason Game

The quarterback situation for the Pittsburgh Steelers has grown considerable interest each week this past month of training camp, leading up to the regular season. Head coach Mike Tomlin announced in his press conference on Friday that Mitchell Trubisky will be starting in their final preseason game against the Detroit Lions on August 28th. 

The Steelers are still yet to announce a clear cut starter for their club as they are set to face off against their divisional rival, the Cincinnati Bengals week one of the regular season. The competition is between Trubisky, rookie first-round pick Kenny Pickett, and veteran backup Mason Rudolph. Through training camp and preseason progressions, Pickett seems to be a favorite for the No. 2 job if not listed as the starter right away. 

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Trubisky, who was drafted second overall by the Chicago Bears in the 2017 NFL Draft, signed with the Steelers during this past offseason. Before that, he played four seasons with the Bears before ultimately being benched for back up signal-caller Nick Foles late in the 2020 season. He signed with the Buffalo Bills as the No. 2 option ahead of Josh Allen last year before inking his new two-year $14.2 million deal with the Steelers, via Spotrac

It could be likely Trubisky starts the regular season but seen on the sidelines later in the year as Pickett has reportedly impressed his club during his preseason and training camp play. He has completed six of seven passes for 76 yards, and one touchdown in the preseason thus far. 

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