The Steelers have announced that they have released quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, giving him an early start to free agency. Trubisky, 29, had joined the team as their bridge quarterback before the 2022 season but was replaced by Kenny Pickett after just four games. He started one other game in his first season in Pittsburgh and three games this season when Pickett was injured, but eventually was replaced by Mason Rudolph.
Trubisky’s departure leaves Pickett as the only quarterback on the roster. However, the Steelers are interested in re-signing Rudolph for next season. Before joining Pittsburgh, Trubisky had a successful career in Chicago where he went 29-21 after being drafted second overall in 2017 and threw 64 touchdowns and 37 interceptions. He then backed up Josh Allen in Buffalo during the 2021 season before landing in Pittsburgh.