Mitch Trubisky

Pittsburgh Steelers
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Gets additional competition at QB

Trubisky will have additional competition for the starting quarterback job during training camp after the Steelers drafted Kenny Pickett with the No. 20 overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, Mark Kaboly of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: The 27-year-old was the clear favorite for the starting job when he signed a two-year contract with Pittsburgh in mid-March, but Kaboly reports that Pickett should compete for the starting role once training camp gets underway. Trubisky is still seen as the frontrunner to serve as the No. 1 option to begin the season, but he's unlikely to have too much job security, particularly if Pickett impresses in practice and preseason games. Trubisky appeared in 10 games with the Bears in 2020 and completed 199 of 297 passes for 2,055 yards, 16 touchdowns and eight interceptions while rushing 33 times for 195 yards and a score.

Apr 28, 2022 10:03 PM EST


Two-year deal with Steelers

Trubisky's deal with the Steelers is for two years, with a base value of approximately $14 million, Mark Kaboly of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: The report suggests that Trubisky's pact could max out at $27 million via incentives. Though Mason Rudolph and Dwayne Haskins are also in the Steelers' post-Ben Roethlisberger quarterback mix, Kaboly indicates that Trubisky -- No. 2 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft -- is the clear favorite to be the team's Week 1 starter after spending last season with the Bills as Josh Allen's backup.

Mar 15, 2022 10:19 AM EST



Joining Steelers

Trubisky has agreed to a two-year deal with the Steelers, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: The No. 2 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft (by the Bears) served as Josh Allen's backup with the Bills last season. With the Steelers, however, Trubisky now has a chance to step back into a starting role, taking over for Pittsburgh's long-time franchise QB Ben Roethlisberger, who retired after the 2021 season.

Mar 14, 2022 10:07 AM EST


To be targeted by Giants

The Giants are expected to seriously pursue Trubisky when free agency begins March 16, Jordan Raanan of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Trubisky would reunite with coach Brian Daboll and general manager Joe Schoen if he were to land in New York, all of whom spent the 2021 season together in Buffalo. Linking up with the Giants would prime Trubisky to compete with incumbent Daniel Jones, and allow the team a choice between whichever former top-10 draft pick is shows out best in practice. On the other hand, if Trubisky does indeed hit the open market, it's possible he could receive offers from suitors more willing to hand him a clear path to a starting gig. The Saints, Steelers, Commanders and Seahawks all stand out as teams that could pursue an answer at quarterback in free agency.

Mar 9, 2022 9:33 AM EST


Likely on the move

Coach Sean McDermott acknowledged at the NFL Scouting Combine that he thinks "it's unrealistic to think" that the Bills will be able to retain Trubisky, Alaina Getzenberg of ESPN reports.

Analysis: After four years with the Bears, who took Trubisky second overall in the 2017 NFL Draft, the QB signed a one-year deal last March with the Bills to back up Josh Allen. Following a 2021 campaign in which he attempted just eight regular-season passes, it seems likely that Trubisky -- who turns 28 in August -- will now look to join a team that will give him the opportunity to compete for a starting job this coming season.

Mar 2, 2022 10:52 AM EST



Could return if market is cold

Bills GM Brandon Beane said the team would like to re-sign Trubisky if the quarterback doesn't get the contract he's hoping for elsewhere, Alaina Getzenberg of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: After signing with the Bills for 2021 and serving as Josh Allen's backup, Trubisky will try to find his chance to compete for a starting job. He's thus unlikely to re-sign with the Bills before free agency, but he might consider returning as a backup if he doesn't find an opportunity to start. Trubisky attempted only eight passes in 2021 with Allen enjoying a healthy, productive season.

Jan 26, 2022 10:55 AM EST


At the ready

Trubisky's teammate Josh Allen suffered a foot injury in Sunday's overtime loss to the Buccaneers, and in case Allen (limited at Wednesday's practice) can't play this week, Trubisky has gotten a bigger share of reps in practice, Dante Lasting of the Bills' official site reports.

Analysis: We would suspect Allen is going to gut it out given his proven toughness coupled with the fact the Bills are barely hanging onto a playoff spot, but if Allen did get ruled out, his understudy could be a sneaky play in Week 15 against a struggling Panthers squad. Trubisky has looked good during his limited preseason and practice work ever since joining the Bills, and while not nearly the QB that Allen is, he does have decent arm/legs skills that should work well in the team's offense.

Dec 15, 2021 5:05 PM EST


Makes return from COVID-19 list

The Bills reinstated Trubisky (illness) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday.

Analysis: Sidelined for the Bills' past two games after testing positive for the virus Nov. 6, Trubisky looks poised to turn in a full week of practice and reclaim backup duties behind starting signal-caller Josh Allen in Sunday's game against the Colts. Davis Webb served as Allen's understudy in the Bills' 45-17 win over the Jets in Week 10 and took a couple of kneeldowns at the end of the blowout victory.

Nov 15, 2021 12:53 PM EST


Remains out Week 10

Trubisky (illness) wasn't activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list ahead of Saturday's deadline for Week 10 transactions and won't be available for Sunday's game against the Jets, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

Analysis: Davis Webb has been elevated from the practice squad for the second straight week and will once again back up starting quarterback Josh Allen while Trubisky continues to recover from COVID-19. Trubisky tested positive for the virus last weekend.

Nov 14, 2021 9:44 AM EST


Moved to COVID-19 list

Trubisky was added to the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday.

Analysis: Trubisky joins practice squad players Tanner Gentry and Jake Fromm on the team's reserve/COVID-19 list. It's unclear what protocols the 2017 first-round pick will fall under in terms of his vaccination status. Davis Webb is set to back up Josh Allen come Sunday.

Nov 6, 2021 2:39 PM EST


Busy weekend ahead

Trubisky should get a lot of playing time in Saturday's preseason game against the Bears, Adam Hoge of NBC Sports Chicago reports.

Analysis: With the Bills holding out Josh Allen and other key veterans, Trubisky figures to play at least two or three drives -- and possibly quite a bit more -- in a preseason revenge game for the ages. Davis Webb and Jake Fromm will be the team's other QB options Saturday, with neither posing any real threat to Trubisky's No. 2 standing on the depth chart.

Aug 19, 2021 8:24 AM EST


Fitting right in

Trubisky has looked polished during the first week-plus of training camp, Dante Lasting of the Bills' official site reports. "Mitch has been a really good addition since he's been here," offensive coordinator Brian Daboll said Monday. "A guy that's played 50-some games. Has seen a lot of football. Standing back at that position, it's different than watching it from the press box, or watching it from the sideline, or anything like that. So, there are things that have happened to him throughout his young career so far that I think can help Josh and assist Josh, and vice-versa."

Analysis: Trubisky has a 0.0 percent chance of unseating Josh Allen, but he was wisely brought in because the Bills were looking for someone that could run the offense in passable fashion to Allen should the latter ever go down with injury. And Trubisky fits that bill with his size and legs. Given the Bills' high-powered offense and his ability to do some damage with his legs, Trubisky should be toward the top of any cheatsheets once you get to the backup QB section.

Aug 2, 2021 10:55 PM EST


Signing with Buffalo

Trubisky will sign with the Bills, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: In terms of fantasy value, this is a terrible landing spot for managers or Trubisky in dynasty formats, as he's being signed to serve as a backup to Josh Allen with no chance at a starting job. However, in football terms it's a sound signing, as Trubisky has a similar style of play to Allen and gives a Super Bowl contender viable insurance in case the franchise QB suffers an injury.

Mar 18, 2021 11:59 AM EST


Held to fewer than 200 yards

Trubisky completed 19 of 29 passes for 199 yards and a touchdown while rushing three times for 10 yards in the Bears' 21-9 loss to the Saints in the wild-card round.

Analysis: Trubisky was not only missing Darnell Mooney (ankle), but Anthony Miller was ejected early in the second half, leaving him light on weapons against one of the better defenses in the league. His performance should've been better, but Javon Wims dropped an early touchdown pass in the first quarter and with the Saints dominating the time of possession, there weren't many offensive possessions to pile up fantasy points. On the season, Trubisky played in 10 games, passing for 2,055 yards along with 16 touchdowns against eight interceptions, and he's set to become an unrestricted free agent. If he finds a starting job, his running ability will make him a quarterback who could have appeal in fantasy leagues that start two quarterbacks.

Jan 10, 2021 4:53 PM EST


Fails to find end zone

Trubisky completed 33 of 42 passes for 252 yards and an interception while adding four rushes for 22 yards in Chicago's 35-16 loss to the Packers on Sunday.

Analysis: Trubisky threw mostly short passes while being used mostly as a game manager, and the Bears were only able to find the end zone a single time, resulting in a disappointing fantasy performance. On the season, he played in 10 games, passing for 2,055 yards along with 16 touchdowns against eight interceptions, and once Chicago finishes its playoff run, he's set to be an unrestricted free agent.

Jan 3, 2021 5:25 PM EST


Accounts for three scores

Trubisky completed 24 of 35 passes for 265 yards, two touchdowns and one interception while adding 10 yards and a touchdown on the ground in Chicago's 41-17 victory over the Jaguars on Sunday.

Analysis: Trubisky was surprisingly called upon to throw 36 passes in a game the Bears won by more than three touchdowns, but between locking in on Jimmy Graham for a pair of touchdown passes while calling his own number at the goal line for a rushing score, the quarterback ended up with a strong fantasy performance. He's accounted for exactly three touchdowns in three of Chicago's last five games, but he'll have a difficult home matchup in Week 17 against the Packers.

Dec 27, 2020 1:18 PM EST


Efficient effort in win

Trubisky completed 15 of 21 passes for 202 yards, a touchdown and an interception while adding eight rushes for 34 yards in the Bears' 33-27 victory over the Vikings on Sunday.

Analysis: Trubisky was only needed as a game manager in a game that Chicago led throughout, leading to the team passing on just a third of their offensive snaps, but the quarterback had consistent success by getting out of the pocket and either finding open receivers or running when the opportunity presented itself. Despite a favorable Week 16 matchup against the Jaguars, he'll likely be a fantasy option in superflex or two-quarterback leagues.

Dec 20, 2020 1:32 PM EST


Best game of season

Trubisky completed 24 of 33 passes for 267 yards and three touchdowns while adding four rushes for 23 yards in the Bears' 36-7 victory over the Texans on Sunday.

Analysis: Trubisky threw all three of his touchdown passes in the second quarter, and once the game was out of hand, he settled into game-manager mode, having already provided fantasy managers with a big game. He's thrown for at least 242 yards in each of his last three games while accounting for seven touchdowns during that span, and with a favorable schedule over the next two weeks, he should be considered a top-20 quarterback option.

Dec 13, 2020 1:44 PM EST


Efficient in loss

Trubisky completed 26 of 34 passes for 267 yards and a touchdown in Chicago's 34-30 loss to the Lions on Sunday.

Analysis: Trubisky led the Bears to 23 points in the first half, but all three of the team's touchdowns came on the ground, and he didn't fire a touchdown pass until the fourth quarter in a game that the Bears controlled until he lost a crucial fumble in the last two minutes of the contest, which ultimately cost them the game. Should he retain the starting job in the fantasy playoffs, he'll have a trio of favorable matchups, and he'll likely perform as a top-24 option.

Dec 6, 2020 1:41 PM EST


Starting again Week 13

Coach Matt Nagy said Trubisky will start Sunday's game versus the Lions, Jason Lieser of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Analysis: Nagy didn't make a decision on the Bears' starting QB for Week 12 until Friday, but he got out ahead of it and made the call to go with Trubisky over Nick Foles (hip) for Week 13. Foles himself returned to practice in a limited capacity Wednesday, but perhaps he was testing the waters to see how his hip pointer would hold up. In any case, Trubisky will have a chance for redemption after completing just 26 of 46 passes for 242 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions this past Sunday at Green Bay.

Dec 2, 2020 1:29 PM EST


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