The Pittsburgh Steelers have long rallied around a strong defense to win football games, but they will not get far in 2022 without consistent quarterback play. Training camp has done nothing to excite fans at that position, though, with both Mitchell Trubisky and Kenny Pickett struggling early on.
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While Trubisky has gotten the first-team reps so far this summer, he hasn't done much to prove why he deserves the starting gig. The Athletic's Mark Kaboly noted that the 27-year-old looked horrible when taking part in a "seven shots" drill. That is when the offense and defense face off at the two-yard line.
Trubisky only completed 3 of his 20 pass attempts and went through an 0-for-16 stretch at one point. His work in the open field hasn't been great, either, with numerous overthrows and interceptions being racked up. It's certainly not how Steelers fans wanted the free agent signee to look in camp.
To make matters worse, 2022 first-round pick Kenny Pickett does not seem to be making a quick adjustment at the NFL level. Team reporter Tommy Jaggi explained that Pickett's accuracy has looked spotty. That has to be a concern after he was praised as a precise passer in college.
These developments make the Steelers a team to keep an eye on as preseason action nears closer. While Pickett looks like a clear-cut No. 3, backup Mason Rudolph told reporters on Tuesday that he expects to see some first-team reps eventually. The pressure is being put on Trubisky to perform.
The Steelers have odds set at +7000 to win Super Bowl 57, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.