The Pittsburgh Steelers have released quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, according to an announcement made by the team on Monday. This news came after discussions between the two parties and was described as mutual by NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo. Trubisky, who was a first-round pick, would have been starting his second year of a three-year contract had he not been let go. This move means that Trubisky will become a free agent at 29 years old.
As a result of this decision, the Steelers are left without a clear option at quarterback. Kenny Pickett is currently the only quarterback under contract in Pittsburgh, with Mason Rudolph set to become a free agent in the offseason. With no competition for Pickett and with Rudolph also set to leave, the Steelers are now in need of finding a new addition to their depth chart at quarterback.
One potential solution that they are considering is bringing in Ryan Tannehill, who will be available following four years as the starting quarterback for the Tennessee Titans. Trubisky played 57 NFL games and made a Pro Bowl in 2018 but has struggled lately and completed only two starts with a performance rating of only 62.6%. This makes him unlikely to sign as a starter for another team, but he could potentially be brought in as a backup option for another team if he is willing to take on that role.