Mitchell Trubisky released by the Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers have announced the release of quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, who was set to play the second year of a three-year contract that would have kept him in Pittsburgh through 2025. This decision was reached after discussions between the two sides.

Trubisky, a former first-round pick, has started 57 NFL games and made a Pro Bowl appearance in 2018. However, at 29 years old, he will now hit the free-agent market. With Trubisky gone, Kenny Pickett remains the only quarterback under contract in Pittsburgh. While Mason Rudolph served as an injury replacement to Pickett last season, there’s no guarantee he will remain. Head coach Mike Tomlin has expressed interest in having a quarterback competition in the fall, and with Trubisky gone, Pittsburgh will be looking elsewhere to solidify its quarterback depth chart.

Despite this, at this point in his career, Trubisky is projected to sign as a backup on the open market. However, he could offer valuable experience and depth to another team if they are interested in him.

Pittsburgh has been considering pursuing Ryan Tannehill, who will become a free agent after leading the Tennessee Titans for four-plus seasons. Despite losing both games he started for the Steelers last season, Trubisky completed 62.6% of his pass attempts for 632 yards with four touchdowns and five interceptions.

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