The Pittsburgh Steelers seem to have named a beginning quarterback for Week 1.
Whereas head coach Mike Tomlin has but to publicly declare a winner of his workforce’s quarterback battle, the Steelers did launch their official Week 1 depth chart on Monday. Mitchell Trubisky is listed as QB1 forward of Mason Rudolph. Rookie Kenny Pickett is third.
That doesn’t imply Tomlin is underneath any obligation to begin Trubisky, however it’s not the only official announcement the Steelers made that indicated Trubisky will begin towards the Cincinnati Bengals.
Trubisky has been the favourite to begin all offseason. The Steelers signed him to a two-year, $14M free agent deal earlier than they drafted Pickett within the first spherical. Tomlin doubtless doesn’t need to instantly flip to a rookie quarterback as he begins the post-Ben Roethlisberger period.
The larger story could also be that Rudolph is listed forward of Pickett. A current report claimed the Steelers are listening to trade offers for Rudolph.