The two-time Super Bowl champion retired after the 2021 season, his 18th in the league.
However, this tweet suggests that head coach Mike Tomlin has made up his mind that Trubisky will be their starter.
— BlitzburghUSAVideos (@sdextrasmedia) August 10, 2022
Tomlin said in the accompanying video, “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.”
Compared to Rudolph and Pickett, Trubisky has the most wins among the lot.
He also has two postseason appearances but did not win either game.
Aside from their resumes, The Athletic’s Mark Kaboly revealed how their starter was chosen.
How the Steelers divvied up reps on their two-minute drill suggest that Mitch Trubisky will start followed by Mason Rudolph through the end of the first half and then Kenny Pickett in the second half at some point.
— Mark Kaboly (@MarkKaboly) August 10, 2022
He tweeted, “How the Steelers divvied up reps on their two-minute drill suggest that Mitch Trubisky will start followed by Mason Rudolph through the end of the first half and then Kenny Pickett in the second half at some point.”
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Trubisky will have a shot at redemption after four seasons with the Chicago Bears and one with the Buffalo Bills.
After all, there’s no sense giving him a two-year contract if they won’t give him the opportunity to start.
The Steelers hope that Trubisky learned a lot from shadowing Josh Allen during his time with the Bills.
If the Steelers do make the playoffs, they are banking on Trubisky to lead them to victory.