Steelers sign backup QB Mitch Trubisky to new 3-year deal, fortifying position behind Kenny Pickett

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers signed quarterback Mitch Trubisky to a three-year contract on Friday, giving the club some long-term stability behind starter Kenny Pickett.

Trubisky was about to enter the second season of a two-year deal he signed with Pittsburgh last spring. The signing gives the Steelers a bit of salary cap relief as they try to fortify the roster ahead of the 2023 season.

Trubisky j oined the Steelers in March 2022 after a stint backing up Josh Allen in Buffalo. He began 2022 as the starter in Pittsburgh before being replaced by Pickett at halftime of what became a loss to the New York Jets in Week 4.

Trubisky, the second overall pick by Chicago in the 2017 draft, passed for 1,252 yards with four touchdowns and five interceptions while appearing in seven games for the Steelers last season.

The signing means the depth chart behind Pickett in 2022 will remain intact in 2023. The Steelers signed longtime backup Mason Rudolph to a one-year deal last week. Rudolph spent most of last season as the third-stringer behind Pickett and Trubisky.


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