The Pittsburgh Steelers have announced that they have released quarterback Mitchell Trubisky. This move was made after both sides discussed the situation and it was agreed upon. Trubisky, who was a first-round pick in 2017, had a three-year contract with the Steelers that would have kept him in Pittsburgh through the 2025 season. However, at age 29, he will now hit the free-agent market.
Pittsburgh is left with Kenny Pickett as their only quarterback under contract after this decision. While Mason Rudolph served as an injury replacement to Pickett last season, there is no guarantee he will remain with the team. 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 depth chart.
Trubisky has started 57 NFL games and made a Pro Bowl appearance in 2018. Despite this, his future looks uncertain at this point in his career and he is projected to sign as a backup on the open market.
Ryan Tannehill of Tennessee Titans will become a free agent after leading his team for four-plus seasons. While Trubisky lost both games he started for the Steelers last season, he completed 62.6% of his pass attempts for 632 yards with four touchdowns and five interceptions and could offer valuable experience and depth to another team.