The Steelers announced Monday that they have released quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, giving him a head start on free agency. Trubisky, 29, had been the team’s bridge quarterback for the past two seasons but was replaced by Kenny Pickett after only 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, though the Steelers are interested in re-signing Rudolph before entering the offseason. Before joining Pittsburgh, Trubisky went 29-21 in Chicago after being drafted second overall in 2017, throwing 64 touchdowns and 37 interceptions. He then backed up Josh Allen in Buffalo during the 2021 season before landing in Pittsburgh.