Mitch Trubisky will not be leaving the NFL anytime soon.
The Pittsburgh Steelers are finalizing a two-year extension with the former No. 1 quarterback, who has one year left on his contract. ESPN was informed by a source that the second overall pick was made.
The Steelers and Trubisky’s extension were first mentioned by NFL Network.
Omar Khan, the Steelers general manager, told “The Pat McAfee Show” earlier on Thursday that he was “finishing up an extension” with Mitchell Trubisky, but he didn’t say how long the deal was.
“We feel good about our quarterback room, and that was an important piece,” Khan said in the interview. “We’ve got, obviously, Kenny Pickett is our starter. We feel really good about Mitch Trubisky in the role that he’s in. He feels good about it. We’ve added Mason Rudolph. We feel really good about the QB room.”
Trubisky was set to count $10.6 million as a detriment for the cap for the 2023 season, and an expansion offers cap adaptability, while likewise giving Trubisky security as a top-level reinforcement. He will make $8 million ensured in the principal year of the expansion, a source told ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler. The move also comes a day after the Steelers re-signed Rudolph to a one-year contract after he went on the market in free agency. This ensures that the quarterback position will remain open through 2022.
Although Trubisky, who was selected as the captain of the 2022 team, lost the starting job early in the previous season, he was a useful resource for Pickett, who was selected in the first round, and he provided the Steelers with a solid insurance policy in spot starts and appearances.
Khan was straightforward about his craving to hold Trubisky at the NFL consolidate in February, alluding to an expansion then.
“Mitch has been great,” Khan said at the combine. “It’s been great to have him around, and I would look forward to having him around here for a long time. Not only this year but for a long time.”
Marking a two-year, $14 million agreement with Pittsburgh on the primary day of free organization in 2022, Trubisky, drafted by the Bears in 2017, joined the Steelers hoping to kick off his profession following a year as Josh Allen’s reinforcement in Bison. Pickett was selected by the Steelers in the first round less than two months after Trubisky was signed, but the veteran player continued to start training camp.
However, the offense struggled to establish itself in the season’s opening games, frequently lacking explosivity in a conservative game plan. Looking for a flash, the instructing staff embedded Pickett to supplant Trubisky as the starter at halftime of the Week 4 misfortune to the New York Planes. Trubisky threw for 653 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions in his first four Pittsburgh starts.
Trubisky made one more start in Week 14 against the Carolina Panthers, completing 17 of 22 attempts for 179 yards in a 24-16 victory after switching to a support role for Pickett. After Pickett suffered concussions, Trubisky played in two more games. In the Steelers’ victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 6, he completed 9 of 12 passes for 144 yards and a touchdown. Then, in a loss to the Baltimore Ravens in Week 13, he threw three interceptions and only one touchdown.
In his six NFL seasons, Trubisky has thrown 68 touchdown passes to 43 interceptions in 64 games (55 starts), completing 64.2% of his passes.