It’s all systems go for the Pittsburgh Steelers as they gear up for the 2022 NFL season.
They have retained their top players, especially Minkah Fitzpatrick, who became the league’s highest-paid safety thanks to his four-year, $73.6 million extension.
Likewise, they also brought in defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi on a one-year deal.
Ogunjobi will be playing for his third AFC North team, with the Baltimore Ravens being the exception.
The Steelers have also addressed the void that Ben Roethlisberger left after his retirement.
Rookie Kenny Pickett also agreed to a four-year, $14 million deal, making him the last first-round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft to sign on the dotted line.
Now that they have options under center, only one question remains for the Steelers.
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Pro Football Focus asked whether Trubisky or Pickett will start for the Steelers.
Their performance during training camp will help settle the debate.
Head coach Mike Tomlin will put both of them in situations wherein they can manifest their skills.
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The safe bet is on Trubisky because bringing him in would be a waste of time and resources if he is not given a chance to lead the team.
Likewise, he’s had prior experience as a starter while Pickett is still learning the ropes of the pro game.
But if the Steelers decide to name Trubisky as the starter, he will still be walking on thin ice.
His two-year contract means that the team views him as a bridge quarterback that will pave the way for Pickett.
Therefore, he must prove that the Steelers can depend on him.
Otherwise, the team might decide to let Pickett take over, especially by the middle of the regular season.