The Pittsburgh Steelers have been fortunate enough to have had a franchise quarterback since 2004. Ben Roethlisberger led the team to two Super Bowl victories, losing a third to Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers. The Steelers fanbase has been foaming at the mouth with anticipation of who their next signal-caller will be after Ben retired following last season.
Steeler Nation finally got their answer this morning. On the first day of NFL free agency, several outlets have reported that Pittsburgh has agreed to terms with Mitchell Trubisky to serve as Big Ben’s replacement under center. NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo was the first to break the news via Twitter.
“The #Steelers have reached agreement on a two-year deal with QB Mitchell Trubisky, sources say. The former No. 2 overall pick heads to Pittsburgh as the expected starter in place of the retired Ben Roethlisberger.”
Trubisky began his NFL career after being drafted by the Chicago Bears. Mitch never became the franchise QB they expected and was gone after just four seasons. Last year, Trubisky served as a backup to Josh Allen in Buffalo and only appeared in one game.
Many Steelers fans are not inspired by the signing. Some were hoping to see Pittsburgh land a rookie QB in the upcoming NFL Draft. That could still happen, but Trubisky will be the starter in 2022.
The signing of Mitchell Trubisky brings to an end months of speculation about who would replace the retired Ben Roethlisberger. We now know that it will be Mitch Trubisky. Time will tell if the signing works out for Mike Tomlin and company.
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