The Mitch Trubisky era is over in Pittsburgh.
ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter is reporting that the Pittsburgh Steelers have released quarterback Mitch Trubisky.
This comes a day after the quarterback that he was drafted eight picks ahead of in 2017, Patrick Mahomes, won his third Super Bowl title with the Kansas City Chiefs.
The Chicago Bears infamously selected Trubisky second overall in the 2017 NFL Draft. While Trubisky did lead the Bears to the playoffs in 2018 and 2020, he’s best remembered for being the quarterback that was taken ahead of Mahomes and three-time Pro Bowler Deshaun Watson.
His 2023 season with the Steelers was an unmitigated disaster as he replaced an injured Kenny Pickett mid-season and then was benched for Mason Rudolph due to poor performance after starting just two games.
Trubisky had two years left on his deal with the Steelers and was due $5.25 million in the upcoming season. He will now look to latch on elsewhere as a backup quarterback this offseason.