After a lackluster first half against the New York Jets, former UNC football standout Mitch Trubisky was benched by the Steelers.
There’s been lefty of speculation as to how long the Pittsburgh Steelers would stick with former UNC football standout Mitch Trubisky at quarterback.
After a 1-2 start to the season, along with a lackluster first half against the New York Jets on Sunday afternoon, Mike Tomlin decided it was time for a change.
Trailing 10-6 heading into the start of the third quarter, it was rookie quarterback Kenny Pickett who took the team to begin the Steelers’ first second half offensive drive. This outing marks the NFL debut for Pickett, who was the team’s first round pick in this year’s draft.
Trubisky completed seven of his 13 pass attempts for 84 yards and an interception. The former Tar Heel was sacked three times during the first half of play.
Playing in front of the home crowd, it was evident that the fans were very frustrated with the team’s offensive unit. Looking for a spark, the Steelers elected to make the change under center, as Pickett will get his first opportunity to take over the job.
This is an interesting development to keep an eye on, as the former Tar Heel may have lost his starting quarterback spot moving forward. Once the Steelers officially make the change, it will be very difficult for them to go back to Trubisky, unless injuries end up dictating otherwise.
We’ll continue to keep an eye on the quarterback situation in Pittsburgh as more information comes along.
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