The Steelers held a quarterback competition all throughout the preseason. Veterans Mitchell Trubisky, Mason Rudolph and rookie Kenny Pickett are vying for the job. But just one can emerge victorious. A victor has been named.
Mike Tomlin and the Pittsburgh Steelers have officially named Mitchell Trubisky as the team's starting quarterback for the 2022 season. It was always his job to lose, and he did enough throughout training camp to retain it.
The Steelers, meanwhile, are listing Mason Rudolph as his backup and Kenny Pickett as third-string quarterback; a bit of a surprise considering how well Pickett performed during the preseason.
"The #Steelers depth chart has been released and it’s now official: Mitch Trubisky is the starting QB," said Ian Rapoport.
While Mitch Trubisky will start the season as the Steelers starting quarterback, it's probably only a matter of time before Kenny Pickett gets a shot. Pittsburgh's front office drafted him in the first round for a reason.
The Steelers begin the 2022 season on Sept. 11 against the Cincinnati Bengals. Trubisky will be under center for the Pittsburgh offense.