Former Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky gets two-year extension with Steelers
|Monday, May 22, 2023, 8:07 AM- -|
Former Chicago Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky has signed a two-year extension with the Pittsburgh Steelers for a reported $19.65 million with $8 million guaranteed.
He is now under contract for the next three seasons and can earn up to $33 million. The signing saves the Steelers $4.6 million in cap space in 2023.
Not bad money for a backup quarterback.
This commitment solidifies Trubisky's role as a dependable QB2 behind starter Kenny Pickett and provides the Steelers with a reliable backup option if he falters.
"We feel good about our quarterback room, and that was an important piece," general manager Omar Khan said recently. "Kenny Pickett's our starter, and we feel really good about Mitch Trubisky in the role he's in, and he feels good about it."
Trubisky's journey is a testament to resilience and redemption.
Despite falling short of expectations early in his career with the Bears, he has found a place to showcase his talents and contribute to a team's success.
Trubisky had a 2-3 record last season as a starter while throwing for 1,252 yards with four touchdowns and five interceptions.
Details: It's a 2-year extension for Mitch Trubisky that also lowers the QB's cap number for the 2023 season (previously $10M). The two sides have agreed, as Omar Khan said on @PatMcAfeeShow. https://t.co/LdE6gNvY3J— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 18, 2023