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Steelers and Mitch Trubisky reportedly parting ways this offseason

The Pittsburgh Steelers have many questions in regards to how they are going to handle the roster at a number of positions for 2024. Being the most important position in professional sports, how the Steelers handle the quarterback room will see constant debate over the next few months.

One option the Steelers had still under contract for both 2024 and 2025 was Mitch Trubisky. But after being delegated to third quarterback duties, the writing was on the wall that the Steelers would likely be moving forward with other options at the position. Now, according to NFL Network’s Mike Garafalo, the Pittsburgh Steelers and Mitch Trubisky have spoken and have mutually decided to part ways.

During the 2023 season, Mitch Trubisky simply didn’t get the job done well enough for the Steelers. Trubisky saw snaps in five games this past season with the Steelers losing every game in which he appeared. Losing both games he started, Trubisky also didn’t get the job done in relief. For the season, Trubisky did have four touchdowns but also threw five interceptions.

The biggest question when it came to Trubisky was how the Steelers would handle his contract when he was released. Set to count $7,556,666 against the salary cap in 2024 according to overthecap.com (OTC), the Steelers still have $4,613,334 of dead money which would need to be accounted for on the salary cap. If the Steelers were simply to take the cap hit, they would clear just under $3 million ($2,943,332 according to OTC). Another potential option for the Steelers would be to spread the money over the next two years by having Trubisky designated as a post-June 1 cut, but they would have had to keep his entire cap number on the books until that date. After that time, Trubisky would save $5.25 million against the cap but would carry another $2.3 million into the 2025 season. With the Steelers reportedly releasing Trubisky now as a street free agent, it appears they are wisely taking the full dead money hit now and not stretch things beyond the coming season.

With the Steelers moving on from Trubisky, this now leaves Kenny Pickett as the only quarterback under contract with the Steelers.

Stay tuned to Steel Curtain Network’s continued coverage of the Pittsburgh Steelers 2024 offseason.

 

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