Mitch Trubisky: I’m preparing to be the starter

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The Steelers drafted quarterback Kenny Pickett at No. 20 overall, which means sooner than later he’s expected to take over as Pittsburgh’s starting quarterback.

But by all accounts, free-agent signee Mitch Trubisky has been taking most of the first-team reps during the offseason program.

It’s June and those snaps hardly mean Trubisky will be the starter when the season arrives in September. But Trubisky said this week that he’s building a solid rapport with Pittsburgh’s skill players.

I’m preparing to be the starter,” Trubisky said on Wednesday. “I feel like no matter what position you’re in, that’s what you should prepare like. So we’re all pushing each other, we’re all competing every day. Like you said, I wouldn’t read too much into [taking first-team snaps]. But I’m getting a lot of good reps. I feel really comfortable in the offense. So I like where we’re at right now. I feel very confident.”

Trubisky later added that he feels like he’s throwing the ball well and “we’re just executing at a pretty high level right now.”

The No. 2 overall pick of the 2017 draft, Trubisky compiled a 29-21 record as a starting quarterback in four seasons with the Bears. He was a Pro Bowler in 2018 when Chicago made the postseason.

But even if Trubisky ends up as the starter to begin 2022, it’s only a matter of time before Pickett takes over.

7 responses to “Mitch Trubisky: I’m preparing to be the starter

  1. Mitchell Trubisky will start in Pittsburgh for many years – Go Steelers!!

  2. I believe and have posted this before = Mitch may not have been a no 2 overall QB – but he is a good QB and was totally mismanaged and screwed up in Chicago. This was supposed to be a weak QB class in this year’s draft. If Mitch plays lights out and if Pickett is like Jordan Love and doesnt produce – they will sign Mitch to be their long term QB – and I predict that with the Steelers – he will succeed. Pickett – might be the next Jimmy G -if he plays half decent – or the next Sam Darnold. But I am thinking that it will be Mitch – and one thing about Pittsburgh – they dont bend to the will of the press or the supposed prognosticators

  3. Mitch is preparing to be the starter.

    I’m preparing for him to be disappointed.

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