Pittsburgh Steelers Sign New Quarterback After Ben Roethlisberger’s Retirement

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The Pittsburgh Steelers may have found a replacement to Ben Roethlisberger. According to ESPN’s Jeremy FowlerMitchell Trubisky and Steelers reached an agreement for a two-year deal. The following report was published CBS Sports later confirmed this and Trubisky told ESPN that he was going to sign with the Steelers or the New York Giants. 

“This was the best opportunity for me and my family … the best way to get back on the field and try to win games … You’ve got to go out and earn it,”Trubisky said this to Fowler. This comes after Roethlisberger announced his retirement from the NFL on Jan. 18. Mason Rudolph will take the starting position as QB. Trubisky will compete against Rudolph. Rudolph, who has been with Steelers since 2019, has thrown for 2,366 yards and 16 touchdowns in 17 games. Rudolph also had 11 interceptions. 

Trubisky was the backup quarterback for Josh Allen last year and played for the Buffalo Bills. He participated in six games, throwing for 43 yards and one intercept while running for one touchdown. “Going to Buffalo really opened my eyes,”Fowler was informed by Trubisky in February. “… [Being] in Buffalo and [having] a different way of doing things, you learn what’s possible. It helped me get back to instinctual football and using my talents rather than overthinking.”

Trubisky was No. In 2017, the Chicago Bears ranked Trubisky No. 2. Trubisky was the first player to start 12 games. He completed 59.4%, threw for 2,193 yards and seven touchdowns, and had seven interceptions. He was a breakout star in 2018, throwing for 3,223 yard, 24 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. This helped the Bears win NFC North. Trubisky was unable to make the playoffs in 2019, throwing for 3,138 yards and 17 touchdowns, as well as 10 interceptions. In 2020, Trubisky was limited to 10 games. He threw for 2,055 yard, 16 touchdowns, and eight interceptions. Although he did make the Bears to the postseason, he was defeated by the New Orleans Saints. 

Roethlisberger played for the Steelers between 2004 and 2021. He was a Steeler captain who led them to three Super Bowl appearances and two Super Bowl victories. He was also selected six times to the Pro Bowl. Roethlisberger won Offensive rookie of the year in 2004. In 2014 and 2018, he led the NFL in passing yardage.