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Steelers didn't tell Mitchell Trubisky they could draft a QB?

Yardbarker logo Yardbarker 5/24/2022 Zac Wassink, Yardbarker
Nov 25, 2021; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; Buffalo Bills quarterback Mitchell Trubisky (10) on the sidelines in the second half of their game against the New Orleans Saints at the Caesars Superdome. © Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports Nov 25, 2021; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; Buffalo Bills quarterback Mitchell Trubisky (10) on the sidelines in the second half of their game against the New Orleans Saints at the Caesars Superdome.

Following the retirement of future Hall of Fame quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, the Pittsburgh Steelers were linked in rumors and reports with multiple potential signal-callers even before they signed former Chicago Bears starter and Buffalo Bills backup Mitchell Trubisky. 

While it was thought in March that Trubisky would enter the summer as Pittsburgh's QB1, the Steelers later spent the 20th overall pick of this year's draft on former Pittsburgh Panthers starter Kenny Pickett. Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin confirmed that same weekend that Pickett will receive an opportunity to win the starting job before September, but Trubisky admitted on Tuesday he wasn't told ahead of time his new employer could take a quarterback in the draft's first round last month. 

"I knew coming into the situation, wherever I was going to go, I would have to come in, compete, earn the trust of my teammates and get back on the field with hard work and my talent and being a leader on this team," Trubisky explained, according to Charean Williams of Pro Football Talk. "We didn’t have those (draft) conversations, but I knew it was a possibility wherever I went." 

Trubisky added he "really wasn’t surprised" the Steelers essentially put a first-year pro between him and career backup Mason Rudolph on the depth chart.

"We needed to add to the quarterback room and that’s what we did," Trubisky remarked. 

With Trubisky on a two-year deal, Pittsburgh theoretically could keep Pickett on the sidelines for multiple seasons if the veteran plays well enough to guide the club to a postseason berth.

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