The Pittsburgh Steelers have kind of, sort of named Mitch Trubisky the starting quarterback, as he is listed as the starting QB on the initial depth chart. This isn’t really new news, as Trubisky has been getting all the first-team reps in practice.
While Steelers’ HC Mike Tomlin still hasn't made any official announcement, Mitch Trubisky is listed first at quarterback on the team’s depth chart that was released today for Pittsburgh’s regular-season opener vs. the Bengals.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 5, 2022
First-round pick Kenny Pickett did play well enough to keep people asking who had one the job, but Trubisky is the veteran of the two and it would have been a huge undertaking for Pickett to surpass Trubisky for Week 1. That doesn’t mean that Pickett will be on the sidelines all year though. We’ve seen Trubisky have plenty of trouble in his career and with Pickett breathing down his neck, I’d expect to see him at some point this season.
Pickett is listed as QB3 after Mason Rudolph, so the team is going to make him earn it, but there was little doubt that Pickett played well enough in preseason to be called the QB2.