The Steelers announced Monday that they have released quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, giving him the upper hand in free agency. Trubisky, 29, joined the team before the 2022 season as their bridge guard, but was replaced by Kenny Pickett after just four games. He started one more game in his first season in Pittsburgh and three games this season when Pickett was injured, but was eventually replaced by Mason Rudolph. In his two seasons with Pittsburgh, Trubisky went 2-5 with eight touchdowns and 10 interceptions.
Trubisky’s departure leaves Pickett as the only quarterback on the roster, although the Steelers are interested in re-signing Rudolph. Before joining Pittsburgh, Trubisky was 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 through the 2021 season before landing in Pittsburgh.