Just when Pittsburgh Steeler fans thought it was safe to go out and feel confident about their offense, we had a vision of Mitchell Trubisky on Sunday. The Steelers have been rolling, winning three of their four games in their Week 13 battle with Arizona. Trubisky came in after Kenny Pickett suffered an ankle injury, and fans were already angry. Behind Trubisky, Pittsburgh lost 24-10 to one of the worst teams in the NFL.
It feels like a long time ago since Trubisky was a Pro Bowl selection. He eventually caught fire in Chicago and backed up Josh Allen in Buffalo for one year before signing with the Steelers in 2022. Although his stats aren’t necessarily the worst, there’s a stigma around Trubisky that he can’t seem to shake.
The real story in Pittsburgh should center around the fact that they may not have their future franchise quarterback on the roster right now. As disappointed as fans may be, Trubisky wasn’t terrible in relief of Pickett. He completed 64 percent of his passes for 117 yards and a touchdown. Of course, the downside is that Pickett got off to a hot start, completing seven of 10 passes before leaving the game in the second quarter.
Given the broader scope of Pittsburgh, this injury Beckett They couldn’t come at a worse time as they are in the midst of the AFC wild card race. They got Billy Zappe and the New England Patriots next, which, on paper, should be a win for Pittsburgh, but the same was said about Arizona. Furthermore, Trubisky and Zabi will likely be on Thursday Night Football in front of a national audience. The good times keep rolling for TNF.
With such a tight race in the AFC playoffs, the Steelers can’t afford another misstep after falling to 7-5. They are tied with the Colts and Texans fighting for the final two spots in the playoffs, with the Broncos and Bills trailing them at 6-6. after Posted over 420 yards of offense Last week for the first time in a long time, the Steelers racked up more than 300 yards today in the losing effort. No matter who is under center, this offense needs to find a way to turn all those yards into more points. Last week, they scored 16 goals in the win and just 10 in this week’s loss. It goes without saying that there is a lot of room for improvement at the QB position in the Steel City.