Mitchell Trubisky has signed a two-year deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Trubisky spent the first four years of his career with the Chicago Bears (2017-2020). He spent the 2021 season with the Buffalo Bills.
The #Steelers have reached agreement on a two-year deal with QB Mitchell Trubisky, sources say. The former No. 2 overall pick heads to Pittsburgh as the expected starter in place of the retired Ben Roethlisberger.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 14, 2022
Mitchell Trubisky Signs Deal With Pittsburgh Steelers
In 2021, Trubisky signed a one-year contract with the Bills worth $2.5 million. He did not receive a starting opportunity with other teams. Trubisky said he signed with the Bills to be Josh Allen’s backup and learn under the same coaching staff that developed Allen into an MVP candidate.
In Week 3, he made his first appearance for Buffalo in garbage time against the then-Washington Football Team. In the following week’s game, he appeared in garbage time against the Houston Texans. He scored his first and only touchdown of the season – a four-yard rushing touchdown in the fourth quarter in a blowout 40-0 win.
Trubisky began the 2020 season with a real battle. He managed to emerge from that as a starter for the Bears after edging out Nick Foles for the position. In the season opener, Trubisky started off slow. He struggled and completed eight passes on 20 attempts for 110 yards in the first half. The story was much different the following week. Against the New York Giants, he completed 13 of 18 passes for 159 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the first half. In both games, Trubisky had a weak performance for half of each. The Bears benched Trubisky during Week 3 after falling into a 16-point deficit, and Foles was named starter the very next day. Trubisky’s performance the rest of the season was inconsistent. This was the way he had been in the seasons before – fantastic play at times, weak at others.
The Wild Card Round of the 2020-21 NFL playoffs was fairly productive for the quarterback – Trubisky completed 19 of 29 passes for 199 yards and one touchdown. In his four seasons with the Bears, he accrued 10,609 passing yards, 64 touchdowns and 37 interceptions. He holds the Bears franchise record for career passer rating (87.2) and career completion (64%).
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