Mitchell Trubisky has found his new home. According to multiple reports, the former Bears No. 2 overall pick is headed to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Per Tom Pelissero, Trubisky signed a two-year deal with the Steelers, that starts at $14.25 million, but can escalate up to $27 million with various incentives. It's not a huge deal a team would offer a surefire starter, but it's a bit more than a run-of-the-mill backup would earn.
The Steelers need to find a new starting quarterback since Ben Roethlisberger retired. They also have Mason Rudolph and Dwayne Haskins on their roster, but neither man has been particularly impressive with their limited chances to start. It's fair to consider Trubisky a front runner for the job, but he'll still have to win it over the summer.
Trubisky spent the past season as a backup quarterback for the Bills, learning from offensive coordinator Brian Daboll and starting QB Josh Allen. It was a great decision on Trubisky’s part to step back for a year, too, as he quickly became one of the more sought-after QBs on the market, according to several reports.
In four years with the Bears, Trubisky compiled a 29-21 record, threw for 10,609 yards, 64 touchdowns and 37 interceptions. As a rusher, he added 1,057 yards and eight touchdowns. In addition, his 64.1% career completion rate is tops among all Bears quarterbacks (min. 10 stats). He also made the Pro Bowl in 2018, as an alternate.
But Matt Nagy’s offense never blossomed with Trubisky under center, and the team opted to let him walk in 2021, instead of picking up his fifth-year option.