Opinion: signing Trubisky isn’t the worst idea


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Mitch Trubisky is signing a two-year deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Ethan Spozarski, Sports Editor


The Pittsburgh Stelers are expected to sign Mitchell Trubisky to a two-year deal, a smart move for the organization’s future at the quarterback position. 

Following this past season, Ben Roethlisberger – the 18-year veteran franchise quarterback – retired. Heading into free agency, the Steelers were faced with three choices: Draft high for an up and coming QB, sign a free agent, or hand the reins off to Mason Rudolph.

By picking up Trubisky, the Steelers do not fill their need for a new franchise QB. But he, like Rudolph, adds experience to the position.

However, Trubisky is a better quarterback than Rudolph. He was drafted with the second overall pick in the 2018 NFL draft by the Chicago Bears. 


Trubisky has been in the league for five seasons and has played 57 games. He is 29-21 in that span with a 64 percent completion percentage. His touchdown to interception ratio is about 2 to 1.

Even with all of this going on, the Steelers are probably going to make a move for a young QB in the first round of the draft. While this years’ draft may not have as many all-star names as years past, there is still a lot of talent here for the Steelers and other teams to pick from. 

Malik Willis, Kenny Pickett, and Matt Coral are all the top legit contenders for the Steelers. However, the Steelers would need to move up in the draft to secure one of these top prospects. Even if it was moving up two or three picks, that could make the difference. 

Trubisky has a history of not making the best decisions and not being the best free agent on the market. But he brings experience and has some good qualities and statistics that he can bring to this team while they are in the beginning of this rebuild.