The 2022 NFL Draft is nearly here.
Fans and college players are waiting to see which teams draft which players during the three-day event.
Some fans see Pittsburgh drafting a quarterback in the first round.
A move like this doesn’t show confidence in him as a long-term quarterback in Pittsburgh.
However, some suggest Pittsburgh select a defensive player in the first-round.
This would show the Steelers have confidence in Trubisky for the 2022 NFL season.
But would that confidence be placed in the wrong quarterback in Pittsburgh for the 2022 season?
Could Trubisky Make Changes In Pittsburgh?
Everything in the NFL comes down to statistics with every player.
With Trubisky it’s no different.
The stats show him with a winning record under center and playoff experience.
However, it also shows a very poor touchdown to interception ratio.
What it doesn’t show is his defense in Chicago bailing him out of costly mistakes.
Some analysis feel it was poor coaching that hurt him in Chicago.
I'm in the camp that believes Trubisky was hurt by bad coaching. Think there still might be hope for him. Of course, I've been saying that about Marcus Mariota, too, so….
— #TagsStrong💪 (@JodySmithNFL) March 14, 2022
If it was poor coaching holding him back, then Pittsburgh should give him an opportunity to shine.
However, it might not be the case, forcing the Steelers to draft a quarterback on Thursday.
Steelers Are Spending Time Scouting Quarterbacks
Pittsburgh spent a lot of time and resources scouting college quarterbacks in 2022.
Even with Trubisky under center, the Steelers seem to want someone else besides him.
With the energy they put into scouting college quarterbacks, it leads fans to believe a rookie quarterback is coming to Pittsburgh.
Extensive QB scouting from the FO (combine, pro days, individual workous, flying them out, etc.), 2 QBs on the roster… the steelers are drafting a quarterback whether you like it or not. https://t.co/KHZ77nT5G4
— Reggie (@reggie_barnes3) April 18, 2022
So this clearly means the Steelers have no confidence in Trubisky, right?
It could be the case, but isn’t a clear showing of no confidence.
However, it shows they most likely don’t see him as a long-term quarterback for the franchise.
While the draft can show a certain confidence level with the Steelers and Trubisky, the regular season will reveal everything.
It won’t be until September until we see if Trubisky is the starter or the benchwarmer.
Could A Drafting Of A Quarterback Bring Out The Best In Trubisky?
Competition sometimes brings out the best in people.
It could do the same with Trubisky.
However, it could also backfire on Pittsburgh.
If he feels his new home isn’t permanent, he could put in a lackluster effort during games.
They have to reassure him they have some confidence in him as starting quarterback.
However, if the Steelers only see him as a temporary fix to their quarterback issues, they won’t do that.
It would also hurt him having yet another team that doesn’t believe in him.
But for teams to believe in him, he needs to show them something on the field.
Until now, he hasn’t performed like a first-round quarterback that Chicago saw him as in 2017.
If he wants to prove he’s as good as Chicago thought he was, now is the time to show it.
If he doesn’t, he could be on another team or relegated as a backup in his NFL career.