Pittsburgh Steelers fans have seen enough of Mitchell Trubisky, and want head coach Mike Tomlin to put in Kenny Pickett already.
The Pittsburgh Steelers decided prior to Week 1 that they were going with veteran Mitch Trubisky as their starting quarterback over rookie first-round pick Kenny Pickett. The Steelers did get a huge Week 1 win over the Cincinnati Bengals, but Trubisky did not exactly light up the stat sheet.
Trubisky got his first start in Pittsburgh, as the Steelers took on the New England Patriots. The former 2017 second-overall pick did not have a solid start against a Patriots team that got defeated by the Miami Dolphins the week prior.
Steelers fans, without the first half even being over, decided that they have seen enough from the veteran and want Pickett in the game.
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While the Steelers did win in Week 1, Trubisky threw for 194 yards and one touchdown while completing just 55.3-percent of his passes.
On Pittsburgh’s first offensive drive of the game, they punted the ball back to New England in five plays. The following drive, Trubisky tried to hit wide receiver Diontae Johnson on a crossing route, but failed to notice that Patriots linebacker Mack Wilson standing in the way. Wilson dove to tip the pass into the air, allowing cornerback Jalen Mills to intercept it.
Trubisky would orchestrate a 17-play drive afterwards, but could only get three points out of it.
To make things worse, the Patriots managed to take a 10-3 lead after wide receiver Nelson Agholor Moss’ed cornerback Akhello Witherspoon and scored a touchdown on the 44 yard pass from quarterback Mac Jones.
Pickett is the primary backup quarterback in Pittsburgh, but it is unknown when he will get his chance to start. It could very well happen if Trubisky fails to show improvement and if the losses begin to pile up.