It will be the first time in a long while that Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin will be selecting a new starting quarterback.
For most of his tenure in Pittsburgh, Pro Bowl play-caller Ben Roethlisberger has been his starter every single game.
But now that Roethlisberger has retired, Tomlin and the Steelers are looking for someone who will take his place.
It could be Mason Rudolph who has been Roethlisberger’s backup for a while.
There’s also Kenny Pickett, the former Pitt Panther who the Steelers selected in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft.
Tomlin has made it clear who the starter would be in a recent interview.
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The tweet reads, “Mike Tomlin said in an interview with Bryant McFadden that Mitch Trubisky would be the team’s starter if the season started today. #Steelers #NFL.”
Tomlin said, “Yeah, because that’s the premise by which we started. We’ve been really transparent with the guys and we based our starter on resume. Mitch has won in this league. The statistics bared it out that he has more experience than the others. So, we just thought that it’s appropriate to start there.”
Rudolph and Pickett can still change Tomlin’s mind if they end up having a strong finish to their training camp.
But with the season just around the corner, Trubisky will likely be their starter in Week 1.
A Quick Glance At Trubisky’s NFL Career
Trubisky does have playoff experience but hasn’t won in any of his two appearances.
He also once led the Chicago Bears to an 11-3 record wherein he had 3,223 yards and 24 touchdowns.
In four seasons with the Bears, he holds the Bears franchise record for career passer rating (87.2) and career completion percentage (64%).