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Steelers Name Starting Quarterback For First Preseason Game

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There's three guys competing to be the starting quarterback of the Pittsburgh Steelers. One player in particular appears to have an edge: the veteran Mitchell Trubisky. 

Mike Tomlin and the Steelers announced this Thursday morning that Trubisky has beat out Mason Rudolph and Kenny Pickett. He'll get the start when Pittsburgh begins the preseason this Saturday against the Seattle Seahawks. 

With that being said, Rudolph and Pickett are both expected to get plenty of playing time, but it'll be Trubisky who gets the start. All three still have some work to do. 

"Steelers' QB Mitch Trubisky will start Saturday's preseason opener against Seattle, per Mike Tomlin," said ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Mitchell Trubisky certainly has the experience to be a starting quarterback. He started 50 games in four season for the Chicago Bears. He has 10,652 yards and 64 touchdowns with 38 picks over his career. 

Mason Rudolph is no slouch, though. He's one of the more experienced backups in the NFL and is no doubt wanting a chance to start for the Steelers once again. 

Kenny Pickett, meanwhile, isn't expected to start for Pittsburgh this upcoming season. He has the opportunity to learn from a couple of veterans and study from the sideline this fall.