Report: Steelers, QB Mitchell Trubisky parting ways

The Pittsburgh Steelers and quarterback Mitchell Trubisky are parting ways, NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reports.

Per the report, the decision was mutual after the two sides discussed the situation. Trubisky, a former No. 2 overall pick, will hit the market as a free agent at 29 years old.

The decision will leave Kenny Pickett as the only quarterback under contract in Pittsburgh. Mason Rudolph served as an injury replacement to Pickett last season then kept the job in the playoffs when Pickett was healthy after leading the Steelers to three straight wins to end the regular season. He’s also slated to become a free agent in the offseason.

Head coach Mike Tomlin said in his season-ending news conference that he wants to have a quarterback competition in the fall involving Pickett.

“There will be competition,” Tomlin said on Jan. 18. “I’m appreciative of [Pickett’s] efforts and where he is and excited to continue working with him. But certainly, he will be challenged from a competition perspective moving forward.”

The Steelers could potentially sign Rudolph, but that’s no guarantee. With Trubisky now out of the picture, Pittsburgh will be looking elsewhere to add to its quarterback depth chart.

Per a Sunday report, the Steelers are considering pursuing Ryan Tannehill, who will be a free agent following four-plus seasons as the starting quarterback for the Tennessee Titans.


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