Mitch Trubisky likely sealed starting quarterback job with brilliant first half

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Kenny Pickett did enough in the first two preseason games to prompt a question about whether he would open the season as the Steelers’ starter. Mitch Trubisky reminded everyone in the first half Sunday that he’s still the best option for now.

Trubisky was nearly perfect in the first half against the Lions in the NFL’s final preseason game.

He went 15-of-19 for 160 yards and a touchdown as the Steelers led 16-0 at halftime.

The Steelers scored on four of six first half possessions. The only negative was the three field goals Pittsburgh settled for after reaching the Detroit 27, 16 and 20.

Trubisky finished the preseason 24-of-34 for 283 with with two touchdowns and no interceptions.

The job was his to lose going into training camp, and he didn’t.

24 responses to “Mitch Trubisky likely sealed starting quarterback job with brilliant first half

  1. Trubisky just might end up being the biggest surprise in the league this year. He has all the tools and he’s really smart. He was just plagued with the worse possible coaching situation a QB could have (other than Urban Legend Meyer) coming out of college.

    His Chicago experience created hitches in his motion, confusion in his prep, and ultimately ruined his confidence.

    He’s now playing for one of the best and most stable coaching staffs in the game. They have helped him lock down both his physical approach and his mental approach. His mechanics and foot work is SO much better. If accuracy doesn’t elude him it’s going to be really hard for Pickett to beat him out.

  2. “Hard Knocks Detroit” can expect lower ratings than usual in Michigan this week.

  3. Good luck, Steelers fans (from Bears fans)

    Seriously, he’s a good guy, I hope he does great. But experience tells us otherwise

  4. Mitch T is better that given credit for.

    He’s gonna play with one of the best defensive units in the NFL.

    It’s going to be a fun week 1, I expect a fully prepared and underestimated Steelers team, and a familiar tough divisional opponent.

    Good luck this year Pitt,

    -Signed a Life long Bengals fan

  5. Lol. Darn, was hoping for Rudolph, but knew that was too much to ask for. Gonna be a miserable season for Pittsburgh and that’s just fun.

  6. 1st Round rookie couldn’t beat out Biscuit. Not an encouraging sign (from a Chicago fan).

  7. gl0ckworkorange says:
    August 28, 2022 at 8:07 pm
    1st Round rookie couldn’t beat out Biscuit. Not an encouraging sign (from a Chicago fan).


    Pickett was very good.

  8. I said it before, Steeler fans are going to like this guy. He was miscast in Chicago and Buffalo was a rest stop. This guy is good.

  9. I also think Trubisky will fare better in Pittsburgh than he did in Chicago. Pickett will probably still overtake him at some point, but it wont be as soon as they hoped.

  10. Years ago Seattle signed a high-priced free agent QB, and then drafted a transfer kid named Russell Wilson in the third round. I still remember being surprised when they named Russell Wilson as the starter. I think Pickett has them convinced he’s ready to go. He’s way advanced for a youngster, and more mature than most veteran QB’s. He’s not Tom Brady yet, but nobody else is, either. I think he’s their best QB already, and I think the Steelers realize that. I like Trubisky, too. He’s a solid QB who’s more than capable of taking this roster to the playoffs. The Steelers are going to have to contend with Joe Burrow for the next 15 years, and now Pittsburgh has their answer. They have a QB who can play at the highest level. I don’t think they were expecting another elite QB so soon after Big Ben, but you don’t look a gift horse in the mouth. I’m sure the Steelers are excited as heck, and I expect a press conference soon to announce Pickett.

  11. Trubisky’s better than he showed in Chicago. As has been said, he has a good staff around him this time around. He also has plenty of options all around him. I really don’t think we will see Kenny starting this year unless things get out of hand – which they could easily do. BUT, with the Watson situation in Cleveland and Lamar’s contract issues for the Ravens, there are opportunities.

  12. When in doubt, start the veteran QB on opening day. It’s the best way to set the rookie up for success down the road.

  13. Matt Canada and his short-passing offense is so predictable and boring. I thought it was an adjustment to BR’s arm issues, but it appears that is just his philosophy. He doesn’t know how to scheme guys open down the field and that will be the Steelers continual downfall. That and Tomlin apparently doesn’t understand that their offensive strategy is wanting. I predict Tomlin’s first losing season and it won’t be close. 6 wins.

  14. Trubisky is super athletic and had a winning record in Chicago. The guy gets a lot of flak for being successful on the nfl, I don’t get it. Maybe he hasn’t moved up to his 2nd overall draft status but the guy can and has played well in this league.

  15. Canada is NOT the problem. Trubisky may have less time to throw the ball this yr than Roethlisberger did last yr. It’s not about “scheming” guys open. The O line is a turnstile.

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