Mitch Trubisky: Going to be huge to start Sunday’s game

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Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin waited until Tuesday to officially name Mitch Trubisky the team’s starting quarterback for their Week One game against the Bengals, but it didn’t come as a shock to Trubisky.

In addition to the numerous and easy to read tea leaves pointing in that direction, Trubisky told reporters on Wednesday that Tomlin let the quarterbacks know his decision last week. That’s given Trubisky some time to reflect on how it will feel to lead the offense into Cincinnati on Sunday.

“It’s going to be huge,” Trubisky said, via the team’s website. “It’s something I looked forward to, something I’ve worked for. I’m just grateful for the opportunity and I’m going to take full advantage. . . . “I had a really good camp. I came in here with a lot of experience, showed I could lead the team. Showed I’ve been playing really well, throwing the football really well. Now we go out there and execute on the field.”

Trubisky started three openers during his time with the Bears and he said that he thinks his experience in Chicago “helped me get to this point” with the Steelers. He also said he thinks he’s improved his processing since his time with the Bears and that he believes he’s more accurate while getting the ball out quicker as a result. Sunday’s game will provide the first test of that.

18 responses to “Mitch Trubisky: Going to be huge to start Sunday’s game

  1. The only thing better as a Packer fan than seeing the Bears passing on Mahomes for Trubisky would be to see Trubisky go on to have a HOF career with another team. That would just be fantastic.

  2. The Steelers are going to do well with Mitch. Chase Claypool said he will be the #1 WR in the game this year.

  3. Steelers fans drinking the homer kool-aid. Drink as much as you can while it’s still sweet. It’ll sour soon enough. Pittsburgh is going to be in QB purgatory for some time, like the Giants since Eli retired.

  4. The guy is 29-20 as a starter with a 64.1 comp pct, 2 playoffs appearances in 4 seasons and 1 pro bowl. This is not a journeymen qb like some make him out to be!

  5. Only Steeler fans think their colors are black and gold. Its yellow. The 49ers color is gold. It’s pretty easy to see the difference.

  6. I can’t stand the Steelers, but I am kind of rooting for Mitch after his unfortunate inauguration into the NFL. It’s a chance to see if he can be a viable starter.

  7. Sorry Pitt fanboys, but Pickett is not ready. Rudolph is WAY more prepared to play if Trubisky gets injured.

  8. Pro Bowl Alternate
    12 of his “wins” were due to having the best defense in the league in 2018
    0-2 in the playoffs, with 15 and 9 points scored
    Don’t crown him MVP yet

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