The Steelers have a quarterback dilemma on their hands. Mitchell Trubisky has been awfully unimpressive through the first two weeks. Rookie Kenny Pickett, meanwhile, is awaiting his turn. Pittsburgh fans have made their preference clear; they want the youngster.
Fans began booing Trubisky in the midst of the Steelers' ugly 17-14 loss to the New England Patriots. However, Mike Tomlin stuck with him instead of handing the reins over to Pickett.
Steelers legend Ben Roethlisberger thinks fans are treating Trubiksy unfairly. In other words, Big Ben doesn't think Trubisky should be blamed for the Steelers' offensive performance.
"I don't think it is fair that it happened to Mitch (getting booed on Sunday) because I wouldn't blame Mitch for the performance. I don't think that he deserved the fans getting on him (Sunday). I hate it for Mitch because I don't think it's fair," said Roethlisberger, via Mark Kaboly.
Fair or not, Mitchell Trubisky has to play better. The offense is way too stagnant through the first two weeks of the season.
It might only a matter of time before the Steelers switch over to Pickett. For now, though, it's still Trubisky's job.
The Steelers play the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.