What happened to Mitch Trubisky? Why is he not playing?

The Pittsburgh Steelers play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers today, who are fighting to get back into the playoff race, but Mitch Trubisky’s services are no longer needed in this pursuit.

Trubisky was benched for rookie first round draft pick Kenny Pickett during the Steelers’ game against the New York Jets. Calls for Pickett to start grew louder with each passing week, and head coach Mike Tomlin relented and decided to give the newcomer a chance.

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The Steelers ultimately lost that game on a late Jets touchdown, but Pickett, who finished with three interceptions, gave the offense the push it was missing from the incumbent.

Tomlin decided to move on with Pickett for now. Even after a disastrous loss to the Buffalo Bills last week, one of the worst in franchise history, the Steelers are rolling with their rookie.

Will Mitch Trubisky play again?

As previously mentioned, the Steelers played horribly last week. The Bills beat them 38-3. Unless that kind of offensive performance and poor play justifies a potential quarterback change, it’s unlikely anything will.

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This could very well be a losing season, the first at Pittsburgh since Tomlin took over. As a result, it doesn’t hurt to see what Pickett has ahead of a strong quarterback class in 2023.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
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Unfortunately, Trubisky is the loser in this situation. Unless something dramatic happens, like an injury or an absolute disaster class, Pickett will most likely remain the starter.

The quarterback signed a two-year deal so he may be fired or traded during the offseason as he continues to find a permanent home after leaving Chicago, the team that drafted him.

However, he is not injured, so he may appear in some games at some point this year.

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