April 23, 2024

Bills Re-Signing Steelers QB Mitch Trubisky? Signs Point to Reunion

In 2024, the Buffalo Bills will need to select or contract a backup quarterback; therefore, why not try to get back again with an old friend?

With one year left on his deal, field general Mitch Trubisky, 29, was released by the Pittsburgh Steelers. The move will cost the Steelers $4.613 million in dead salary budget hits this season, according to Spotrac.

The Chicago Bears selected Trubisky with the second overall choice in the 2017 NFL Draft, making him a vested veteran who may sign with any NFL team. In five games for the Steelers in 2023, he passed for 632 yards, but third-string quarterback Mason Rudolph finally passed him in the depth chart. Rudolph made his start against Buffalo in the AFC Wildcard Round last month.
The former North Carolina player was the Bills’ second-string player for the whole 2021 season before joining the Steelers for the previous two seasons. In 2022, Buffalo signed Kyle Allen to a one-year contract; in 2023, the team signed Case Keenum as its backup quarterback.
Trubisky only played in garbage time during the regular season while he was with Buffalo. He completed 6-of-8 passes for 43 yards and one interception in six games. He also gained 24 yards and one touchdown on the ground. In his lone 2021 NFL Preseason start, the former Chicago Bears franchise quarterback fared well, dominating his old squad with 20 of 28 passes for 221 yards, one touchdown, and a 106.4 quarterback rating.

According to reports, Trubisky was well-liked by his Bills colleagues and departed the team amicably. If Trubisky were ever compelled to report for duty, the Bills probably wouldn’t need to drastically alter their offensive scheme because of the physical similarities between him and MVP winner Josh Allen. But for there to be a reunion, the former first-round selection would have to


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