The Pittsburgh Steelers have officially named a starting quarterback for the 2022 season. It will be veteran Mitchell Trubisky under center when the Steelers open the year against the Bengals on Sunday.
Mike Tomlin made the official announcement on Tuesday morning, naming Trubisky his starter. He also went as far to explain why. It all has to do with how "comfortable" Trubisky makes his teammates and coaches feel.
“We're really comfortable with what Mitch has shown us," said Tomlin.
Kenny Pickett, the rookie out of Pitt, begins the year as Trubisky's backup. He's developed much quicker than anyone was expecting. It wouldn't be much of a surprise if he plays early on in the 2022 campaign.
"I'm really pleased with the growth and development of Kenny," Tomlin added. "That's why he's listed as QB2."
Trubisky, meanwhile, has played in 57 and started 50 games in his NFL career. During that span he's completed 64.1 percent of his throws for 10,652 yards and 64 touchdowns with 38 picks.
The Steelers begin the season on Sunday against the Bengals.