I'm sure most of you are well aware that former bears QB Mitch Trubisky is currently slated to be the starting QB for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Indeed, he recently signed a $15 million contract. This is not the kind of money you pay for a backup quarterback!
However, it looks like Trubisky is not off to the best of starts so far in training camp. Here is a report that should scare some Steelers fans.
The Athletic's Mark Kaboly reports that QB Mitch Trubisky "really hasn't been sharp" while getting all the first-team reps.
Kaboly went on to note that Trubisky is particularly struggling with the "seven shots" drill, which involves the offense and defense facing off from the two-yard line. Trubisky is on an 0-16 streak in the drill and has connected on just 3-of-20 reps throughout all of camp. Trubisky has also struggled in other areas, going 0-for-4 with an interception during a team period Tuesday, with back-to-back overthrows. Trubisky still appears well ahead of Kenny Pickett on the depth chart, but it could be a rough start to the season if Trubisky doesn't clean things up soon. Ominously, Mason Rudolph said before Tuesday's practice that he expects to get some first-team reps eventually.
This is not a great look. But, I am of the opinion that you should never overreact to training camp reports, whether or not they are positive!