The Steelers are giving backup quarterback Mitch Trubisky a contract extension.
Trubisky, a former No. 2 overall pick, is set to get a two-year extension with the Steelers according to NFL Network.
“We feel good about our quarterback room, and that was an important piece,” general manager Omar Khan said in the interview during “The Pat McAfee Show.” “We’ve got, obviously, Kenny Pickett is our starter. We feel really good about Mitch Trubisky in the role that he’s in. He feels good about it. We’ve added Mason Rudolph. We feel really good about the QB room.”
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) May 18, 2023
The extension for Trubisky comes a day after the team resigned Mason Rudolph to a new deal.
Trubisky was given a two-year deal worth $14 million last year after serving as Josh Allen’s backup in Buffalo. The Steelers would draft Kenny Pickett in the first round shortly after signing Trubisky.
Originally drafted by the Bears in 2017, Trubisky was selected to the Pro-Bowl in 2018. After four years with the Bears he moved on to Bills before landing in Pittsburgh. The new contract offers the team salary cap flexibility and cements Trubisky as one of the NFL’s highest paid backup quaterbacks.