Mitchell Trubisky Embracing Leadership Role for Steelers

Larry Rupp
Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky is embracing a leadership role for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky is embracing a leadership role for the Pittsburgh Steelers. / Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed quarterback Mitchell Trubisky to a two-year deal in free agency and all signs point to him competing for the starting gig. The five-year pro is already taking on a leadership role by inviting skill players on his new team to his home in Florida for a workout.

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Trubisky will welcome fellow quarterbacks Dwayne Haskins and Mason Rudolph alongside running back Najee Harris. Multiple other wide receivers and tight ends are expected to be present as well. Getting some extra work in and building chemistry off the field is never a bad idea in the offseason.

This whole thing relates back to what Trubisky said when the Steelers first signed him in March. He wanted to show that he's a leader and get on the same page with his new teammates prior to OTAs getting underway in late May. He obviously believes it'll go a long way in finding success on the field.

Trubisky owns a 29-21 record as a starter in his career and has tossed 64 touchdowns compared to 38 interceptions. The upside is there, but he will have to fend off Haskins and Rudolph first. On top of that, Pittsburgh has been hosting a number of QB prospects prior to the upcoming 2022 NFL Draft.

This lines up to be the perfect opportunity for the former UNC standout to get back on track. Trubisky gives Pittsburgh something it never had with Ben Roethlisberger and that is a QB capable of picking up first downs with his legs. That has to be exciting for offensive coordinator Matt Canada.

The Steelers currently have odds set at +7000 to win Super Bowl 57, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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