Former Bears QB Mitch Trubisky will start at quarterback for the Steelers in their Week 1 game at Cincinnati, coach Mike Tomlin announced on Tuesday.
According to Tomlin, the team felt comfortable with what Mitch had done in training camp to name him the starting QB.
“We’re just really comfortable with what Mitch has shown us,” Tomlin said. “He’s a guy that came to us with franchise quarterback experience. He’s comfortable in those shoes. He’s been the focal point of a football team, in the organization before. He’s had success in doing so. Like I mentioned, when we acquired him, he took the Bears to the playoffs two out of four years. He has a winning record as a starting quarterback. Those things were attractive to us.”
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Trubisky signed to a two-year, $14.2 million contract in free agency, and was battling for the starting job vs Kenny Pickett and Mason Rudolph.
While Trubisky won the main starting job, rookie Kenny Pickett beat out Rudolph as the team’s primary backup QB. According to Tomlin Pickett will dress on Sunday in the team’s first game while Rudolph will remain inactive.
The Steelers are set to play the Cincinnati Bengals in their season opener on the road on Sunday.