Player Outlook
Trubisky has the chance to be the Steelers' starting quarterback this season, but he has to prove he's better than rookie Kenny Pickett. It's a quarterback battle to watch in training camp, and Trubisky would have sleeper appeal in two-quarterback and Superflex leagues if he wins the job. In one-quarterback leagues, Trubisky isn't worth drafting, but he could emerge as a waiver wire option during the year. And in two-quarterback and Superflex leagues, Trubisky would be a mid-round selection if he's the starter for Week 1. Last year, Trubisky was the backup to Josh Allen in Buffalo, but he spent the majority of the previous four seasons as the starter in Chicago. For three of those seasons, he averaged 18.5 Fantasy points per game or less, but he also averaged 22.1 points per game in his best season in 2018. He has potential as a Fantasy quarterback in Pittsburgh given the weapons there with Diontae Johnson, Chase Claypool, George Pickens, Najee Harris and Pat Freiermuth, so see what happens in his competition with Pickett. We could be talking about Trubisky as a sleeper if he's ahead of Pickett heading into Week 1.

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  • Steelers' Mitch Trubisky: Efficient in starting role

    Trubisky completed four of seven pass attempts for 63 yards, a touchdown and no interceptions while rushing once for four yards during the Steelers' 32-25 preseason win over the Seahawks on Saturday. Trubisky began Saturday's preseason opener under center and worked with the first-team offense for the first two drives of the game. While the 2017 first-rounder had the least volume of the three Steelers quarterbacks during the victory, he was efficient with his opportunities and connected with receiver Gunner Olszewski for a touchdown on the game's opening drive. Trubisky has appeared to be the most likely starting quarterback early in camp, and his usage and performance Saturday seemed to help his case.
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  • Steelers' Mitch Trubisky: Set to start Saturday

    Trubisky will start Saturday's preseason opener against the Seahawks. Per Alan Saunders of PittsburghSportsNow.com, Trubisky -- the favorite to be the Steelers' Week 1 starting QB -- will be followed in the contest by Mason Rudolph and then Kenny Pickett. Meanwhile, Missi Matthews of the team's official site relays via coach Mike Tomlin that Pittsburgh's starters figure to play about a quarter Saturday, while the second unit is in line to play in the second and third quarters, followed by the third stringers in the fourth quarter.
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  • Steelers' Mitch Trubisky: Pulling ahead in QB competition

    Trubisky is trending toward winning the Steelers' starting quarterback job, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Trubisky has had his fair share of struggles early in camp, but he's still spent most of his time with the first-team offense ahead of Pittsburgh's first preseason game Saturday against the Seahawks. While Mason Rudolph has performed better than expected and Kenny Pickett is showing improvement as camp progresses, Rapoport reports that Trubisky will "almost certainly" start under center for the Steelers' regular-season opener against Cincinnati on Sept. 11. The team's quarterback competition remains open, and it's certainly possible that Pickett sees some looks at some point after Pittsburgh selected him in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft, but Trubisky seems to be gaining the trust of the coaching staff with just over a month left before the start of the regular season.
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  • Steelers' Mitchell Trubisky: Joining Steelers

    Trubisky has agreed to a two-year deal with the Steelers, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports. The No. 2 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft (by the Bears) served as Josh Allen's backup with the Bills last season. With the Steelers, however, Trubisky now is slated to have a chance to step back into a starting role, taking over for Pittsburgh's long-time franchise QB Ben Roethlisberger, who retired after the 2021 season. Also in the team's signal-caller mix are Mason Rudolph and Dwayne Haskins.
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  • Bills' Mitchell Trubisky: Target of Giants

    The Giants are expected to seriously pursue Trubisky when free agency begins March 16, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports. If he were to land in New York, Trubisky would reunite with first-year head coach Brian Daboll and first-year general manager Joe Schoen, both of whom were members of the Buffalo organization along with the quarterback in 2021. Linking up with the Giants would leave Trubisky in line to compete with incumbent Daniel Jones for the starting job, leaving it up to the team's new brain trust to decide which former top-10 draft pick is the best option heading into the regular season. Despite the Giants' apparent interest in him, Trubisky could be more motivated to head to a team that could present him with a clearer path to a starting job. Based on the current composition of their respective quarterback rooms, the Saints, Steelers and Seahawks all stand out as teams that could view Trubisky as a clear upgrade over their existing options at the position.
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  • Bills' Mitchell Trubisky: Could return if market is cold

    Bills general manager Brandon Beane said the team would like to re-sign Trubisky if the quarterback doesn't get the contract he's hoping for elsewhere, Alaina Getzenberg of ESPN.com reports. After signing with the Bills for 2021 and serving as Josh Allen's backup, Trubisky will try to find a chance to compete for a starting job. He's thus unlikely to re-sign with the Bills before the start of free agency, but he might consider returning as a backup if he doesn't find a favorable opportunity elsewhere. Trubisky attempted only eight passes in 2021 with Allen enjoying a healthy, productive season.
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  • Bills' Mitchell Trubisky: Ready for potential start

    Trubisky will handle a larger share of reps in practice this week in case teammate Josh Allen -- who suffered a foot injury in Sunday's overtime loss to the Buccaneers and was limited at Wednesday's practice -- can't play this week, Dante Lasting of the Bills' official site reports. Given his track record of playing through injuries coupled with the fact the Bills are barely hanging onto a playoff spot, Allen will likely suit up this weekend, but if sits out, his understudy could be a sneaky play in Week 15 against a struggling Panthers squad. Trubisky has looked good during his limited preseason and practice work ever since joining the Bills, and while not nearly as accomplished as Allen, he has a decent arm and scrambling ability that should work well in Buffalo's up-tempo offense.
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  • Bills' Mitchell Trubisky: Makes return from COVID-19 list

    The Bills activated Trubisky (illness) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday. Sidelined for the Bills' past two games after testing positive for the virus Nov. 6, Trubisky looks poised to turn in a full week of practice and reclaim backup duties behind starting signal-caller Josh Allen in Sunday's game against the Colts. Davis Webb served as Allen's understudy in the Bills' 45-17 win over the Jets in Week 10 and took a couple of kneel downs at the end of the blowout victory.
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  • Bills' Mitchell Trubisky: Remains out Week 10

    Trubisky (illness) wasn't activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list ahead of Saturday's deadline for Week 10 transactions and won't be available for Sunday's game against the Jets, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports. Davis Webb has been elevated from the practice squad for the second straight week and will once again back up starting quarterback Josh Allen while Trubisky continues to recover from COVID-19. Trubisky tested positive for the virus last weekend.
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  • Bills' Mitchell Trubisky: Moved to COVID-19 list

    Trubisky was added to the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday. Trubisky joins practice squad players Tanner Gentry and Jake Fromm on the team's reserve/COVID-19 list. It's unclear what protocols the 2017 first-round pick will fall under in terms of his vaccination status. Davis Webb is set to back up Josh Allen come Sunday.
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  • Bills' Mitchell Trubisky: Signing with Buffalo

    Trubisky will sign a one-year deal with the Bills, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. In terms of fantasy value, this is a terrible landing spot for managers of Trubisky in dynasty formats, as he's being signed to serve strictly as a backup to Josh Allen, with no chance at a starting job. However, in football terms it's a sound signing, as Trubisky has a similar style of play to Allen and gives a Super Bowl contender viable insurance in case the franchise signal caller suffers an injury. Trubisky is still just 26 years old and has a first-round pedigree, so as far as career development goes, being in the QB room of a high-powered offense with a good coaching staff may aid him toward bigger and better things down the road.
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  • Bears' Mitchell Trubisky: Efficient effort in win

    Trubisky completed 15 of 21 passes for 202 yards, a touchdown and an interception while adding eight rushes for 34 yards in the Bears' 33-27 victory over the Vikings on Sunday. Trubisky was only needed as a game manager in a contest that Chicago led throughout, leading to the team passing on just a third of its offensive snaps. However, the quarterback had consistent success by getting out of the pocket and either finding open receivers or running when the opportunity presented itself. Despite a favorable Week 16 matchup against the Jaguars, he'll likely be more of a fantasy option in superflex or two-quarterback leagues.
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  • Bears' Mitchell Trubisky: Efficient in loss

    Trubisky completed 26 of 34 passes for 267 yards and a touchdown in Chicago's 34-30 loss to the Lions on Sunday. He also rushed three times for six yards and lost a fumble. Trubisky led the Bears to 23 points in the first half, but all three of the team's touchdowns came on the ground. The fourth-year signal-caller didn't fire a touchdown pass until the fourth quarter in a game that the Bears controlled until he lost a crucial fumble in the last two minutes of the contest, which ultimately cost them the game. Should he retain the starting job in the fantasy playoffs, he'll have a trio of favorable matchups, giving him a chance to serve as a top-24 option.
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  • Bears' Mitchell Trubisky: Starting again Week 13

    Bears head coach Matt Nagy said Trubisky will start Sunday's game versus the Lions, Jason Lieser of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Nagy didn't make a decision on the Bears' starting quarterback for Week 12 until last Friday, but he got out ahead of it this week and made the call to go with Trubisky over Nick Foles (hip). Foles returned to practice in a limited capacity Wednesday, but perhaps he was testing the waters to see how his hip would hold up. In any case, Trubisky will get another turn to direct the offense after completing just 26 of 46 passes for 242 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions in last Sunday's loss to Green Bay.
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  • Bears' Mitchell Trubisky: Three touchdown passes in loss

    Trubisky completed 26 of 46 passes for 242 yards and three touchdowns along with two interceptions in Chicago's 41-25 loss to the Packers on Sunday. Trubisky and the Bears quickly fell behind in this contest, but once the game was out of hand, he was able to pile up significant production while the defense was no longer playing aggressively. Should he continue to function as a starting quarterback, he'll be considered a low-upside fantasy option.
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  • Bears' Mitchell Trubisky: Confirmed as Week 12 starter

    Matt Nagy confirmed Trubisky will start Sunday's game against Green Bay, but the coach wouldn't commit to a starting QB beyond Week 12, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports. Nick Foles (hip) is listed as doubtful, and it sounds like he'll be the backup even if he's active. A Week 11 bye gave Trubisky's right shoulder some time to heal, and he's now set for his first start since September after logging full practices Wednesday through Friday. It's anyone's guess what happens beyond Sunday, as neither QB has played well for the Bears.
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  • Bears' Mitchell Trubisky: Expected to start

    Trubisky is expected to start Sunday's game against the Packers, as fellow QB Nick Foles (hip) is doubtful for the contest, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Foles was absent from practice throughout the week, while Trubisky (shoulder) was a full participant each day. Barring a last-second miracle in Foles' recovery, Trubisky will make his first start since Week 3.
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  • Bears' Mitchell Trubisky: Practices without restrictions

    Trubisky (shoulder) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice. Trubisky handled all the first-team quarterback reps at practice, while Nick Foles (hip) was sidelined for the team's first session coming off a Week 11 bye. Coach Matt Nagy hasn't yet named a starting quarterback for Week 12, but if only one of those options is fully healthy, that decision could make itself. At this time, the Bears are still viewing Foles as day-to-day, according to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, so Trubisky can't yet be considered a lock to start Sunday in Green Bay.
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  • Bears' Mitchell Trubisky: Starter still TBD for Week 12

    Coach Matt Nagy said Monday that he's not yet ready to name Trubisky (shoulder) or Nick Foles (hip) the starter for Sunday's game against the Packers, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN.com reports. Trubisky has been sidelined since Week 8 due to a lingering shoulder injury, but Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times reports that the 2017 first-round pick is present for Monday's practice while Foles is absent. The Bears reportedly consider Foles day-to-day due to a potential hip pointer sustained Nov. 16 versus Minnesota. It appears that a substantive update on Chicago's quarterback situation won't arrive until Wednesday's practice at the earliest, but the Week 12 starting gig could simply go to whomever of Trubisky or Foles is healthiest.
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  • Bears' Mitchell Trubisky: Injures shoulder on one snap

    Trubisky suffered a shoulder injury during Sunday's loss to the Saints, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports. Trubisky apparently got injured on his lone snap, a three-yard carry in the first quarter. The Bears have Tyler Bray on their practice squad as a likely replacement if Trubisky isn't healthy enough to serve as the backup quarterback this Sunday in Tennessee.
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