After news breaking of the Pittsburgh Steelers signing Mitchell Trubisky on Monday, there are now questions on whether or not they will draft a quarterback.
The biggest question heading into the offseason for the Pittsburgh Steelers is who will the replacement for Ben Roethlisberger at quarterback? Well, for now the answer to that question is Mitchell Trubisky.
The news broke about an hour after teams were allowed to start discussing contracts with free agents that Trubisky would sign a two-year deal with Pittsburgh.
Trubisky was the number two overall pick in the 2017 draft out of North Carolina and started 50 regular season games and two playoff games over four seasons for the Chicago Bears. Over his four seasons with the Bears, Trubisky threw for 64 TD and 37 INT.
Trubisky just never developed into the player that the Bears thought they would get when they drafted him, so after four seasons he left in free agency to the Buffalo Bills to backup Josh Allen for a year.
Despite this being a solid low-risk signing for the Steelers Trubisky hasn’t proven himself anywhere close to enough for them to feel good about him being the starter long-term. So, quarterback certainly isn’t off the table in the 2022 NFL Draft.
The ideal scenario for the Steelers would be to have Trubisky as a bridge guy for a season or two before handing over the reigns to a young, potential long-term answer at quarterback.
With that being said the Steelers should still be looking at all the options when it comes to quarterbacks in this draft class, whether that’s trading up in the first round for one or staying pat and taking one with the 20th overall pick.
Those options include Liberty’s Malik Willis, Pittsburgh’s Kenny Pickett, Cincinnati’s Desmond Ridder, North Carolina’s Sam Howell, and Ole Miss’ Matt Corral. None of these guys are seen as can’t miss type of quarterbacks that you’d take in the top five or so, however they all have potential to develop into franchise quarterbacks in the right situation.