Steelers Insider Names Biggest Obstacle for Each Quarterback in Starting Competition

A Pittsburgh Steelers insider named the biggest obstacle for each quarterback in starting competition.
A Pittsburgh Steelers insider named the biggest obstacle for each quarterback in starting competition. / AP Photos/Keith Srakocic

The 2022 NFL season marks a new era for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Veteran Ben Roethlisberger in no longer in the picture, so a starting quarterback battle has been going on throughout training camp. Team insider Mark Kaboly took the time to dive into it by naming an obstacle each competitor faces.

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Kaboly notes that Mitchell Trubisky has been seeing all of the first-team reps so far because he has the best resume. After all, he is 29-21 across 50 career NFL starts. The obstacle he needs to get over is his inconsistency. While his mobility has shined, Trubisky has failed to convert on goal line plays.

Meanwhile, Mason Rudolph has looked every bit like a starting QB. The fourth-year pro's accuracy has been on point on deep passing plays and he is continually taking care of the ball. He now has to find a way to make people forget about his lack of previous NFL success (139.2 passing yards per game).

That leaves Kenny Pickett slinging it with the third-stringers and for good reason. The first-round pick has been scrambling at the first sight of pressure and leaning on his ability to throw on the run. That may have worked in college, but Pickett is going to have to adjust to facing much tougher defenses.

Each quarterback will get the chance to impress the coaching staff when the Steelers take on the Seattle Seahawks in their first preseason game on Saturday. Pittsburgh heads into that matchup as a 3.5-point home favorite with odds set at -170 on the moneyline, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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