The presumption heading into preseason motion urged the Pittsburgh Steelers’ beginning quarterback job was Mitchell Trubisky’s to lose. He didn’t lose it.
Trubisky regarded strong in all three of his exhibition appearances and was sensational Sunday within the 19-9 preseason finale win over Detroit. Enjoying the primary half Sunday, Trubisky went 15-of-19 for 160 yards and a TD for a 119.3 ranking.
The previous Bears first-round choose led 4 scoring drives on six possessions regardless of some terrible offensive line play in entrance of him.
Following the efficiency, the resounding perception is that Trubisky did nothing to lose the beginning gig and may open the season on the sector, with first-round rookie Kenny Pickett ready at the least a spell for his shot.
Following the win, nonetheless, Mike Tomlin wasn’t prepared to call his starter.
“I’d, however you are not going to have that as we speak,” Tomlin mentioned, through the staff’s official web site. “Like I informed you guys the opposite week, we’re not going to make knee-jerk reactions and statements following a efficiency. We’ll undergo our correct, skilled process. We’ll consider the sport. We’ll meet with our entrance workplace individuals. We’ll have discussions. We’ll discuss internally. We’ll discuss exterior prospects.
“We’ll undergo our regular process this time of 12 months, and we’ll disclose it to you at our leisure, to be fairly sincere with you.”
It supplies Tomlin no profit to call his Week 1 starter instantly following the tip of the preseason, significantly if it is Trubisky.
The very best information for the Steelers is all three quarterbacks regarded good through the preseason, regardless of offensive line points. However given Trubisky’s play and the truth that he is taken the No. 1 reps all of coaching camp, it might be a shock if he did not do sufficient to be the person below heart when Pittsburgh opens the season in opposition to Cincinnati in 13 days.