Free agent quarterback Mitchell Trubesky He plans to sign a two-year contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers, he told ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler on Monday.
Trubisky said his decision rests with the Steelers and the New York Giants.
“This was the best chance for me and my family…the best way to get back on the field and try to win games…you have to go out and win them,” Fowler said.
In Pittsburgh, he will compete with Mason Rudolph For the quarterback’s starting position as the franchise began in the post-Ben Roethlisberger era. Roethlisberger retired in January after 18 seasons with the Steelers helping him to two Super Bowl wins and ending his career with the fifth-most pass yards (64,088) in NFL history.
The Steelers also have a former first player Dwayne Haskins On their roster, general manager Kevin Colbert said earlier this month that he expects to go to a training camp with four quarterbacks on the roster.
The time away from the starting role paid off for Trubisky, who spent last season as a reserve quarterback for the Buffalo Bills. He accepted a one-year, $2.5 million contract to play behind the start Josh Allen While learning from quarterback coach Ken Dorsey and offensive coordinator Brian Dabol, now the New York Giants coach.
While his only time to play came once the games were out of reach, Trubisky, a former Chicago Bears player, got a chance to start over in a new environment.
“Going to Buffalo really opened my eyes,” Trubisky told Fowler in February. “… [Being] in Buffalo and [having] A different way of doing things, you learn what’s possible. It helped me get back into instinctive football and use my talents instead of overthinking.”
Trubisky, the second overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, started 50 games in his four seasons with the Bears, finishing with a 29-21 record. He completed 64.1% of his career passes with 64 touchdowns to 38 interceptions. He also has 1,081 career trotting yards and nine rushing TDs.
Trubisky, 27, has had a challenging career with the Beers family. He made it to the Pro Bowl in 2018 and was then turned away by then coach Matt Nagy in 2020 after failing to meet high expectations.
He achieved success in the Bells’ pre-season game against the Bears in 2021, finishing 20 of 28 for 221 yards and touchdowns.
ESPN’s Alaina Getzenberg and Brooke Pryor contributed to this report.
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