Former Steelers QB Mitchell Trubisky Agrees to Return to Buffalo: Deal Confirmed


Former Steelers quarterback Mitchell Trubisky has returned to the Buffalo Bills by completing a new contract.

Tim Graham was the first to share that discussions between the two groups were taking place on Wednesday. Mike Garafolo from NFL Network later verified the information. The terms were not revealed right away.

Trubisky, who just encased up two seasons in Pittsburgh, got cut by the Steelers in February and hit the free-agent market. He had two additional years left on the deal and was projected to stay with the franchise until 2025.

Pittsburgh’s choice to let go of Trubisky resulted in Kenny Pickett becoming the sole quarterback on the Steelers roster. General manager Omar Khan said the team’s intention to bring back impending free agent Mason Rudolph.

Trubisky accepted the NFL in 2017 as the second in general pick, signing with the Chicago Bears. He played for four seasons in Chicago, starting 50 of 51 games before they went separate ways before the 2021 season.

Mitchell Trubisky’s NFL Journey

Former Steelers quarterback Mitchell Trubisky has returned to the Buffalo Bills by completing a new contract.

In 2018, he had a standout season in Chicago, finishing 66.6 percent of his passes for 3,223 yards and 24 touchdowns with 12 interceptions in 14 games, earning a Pro Bowl selection.

After signing a one year contract with the Bills to support Josh Allen in the 2021 season, the 29-year-old moved on to the Steelers in 2022. There, he was granted the initial the chance to step in for Ben Roethlisberger.

Trubisky began Pittsburgh’s initial four games in 2022 before getting replaced by a then-rookie Pickett. He started five games and showed up in seven, completing 65 percent of his passes for 1,252 yards and four touchdowns against five interceptions.

After that, Trubisky started two of the next five games, finishing with a completion percentage of 62.6 percent for 632 yards, four touchdowns, and five interceptions. Pittsburgh lost both games he started.

Now playing for the Bills, Trubisky is expected to serve as a backup for Allen once more. He has demonstrated that he is not quite ready to be a starter, but he remains a reliable backup who can step in when needed and help his team compete for a win.

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