Former Steelers quarterback Kordell Stewart believes that Mitch Trubisky needs to shut out the noise from the media and fans and move forward with his focus on the game.
The standout quarterback with the Steelers back in the late 1990s and early 2000s has dealt with plenty of hate before he was the quarterback. He heard Trubisky saying he needed to be more aggressive and push the limits of his skillset. However, Stewart believes that Mitch Trubisky needs to play within himself and move forward. After joining 93.7 the Fan, Stewart offered up his advice to Trubisky on Thursday.
“I heard Mitch after the last game,” Stewart said. “He took a bite from the rotten apple. He’s listening to the media and fans. Don’t buy into it. You don’t need to take more chances. Let the game come to you.”
Former Steelers such as Rod Woodson and Merrill Hoge have doubted Trubisky’s ability. Stewart wants Trubisky to stay within himself and throw the doubters out the window from his thoughts as it stands. Hoge believes what Trubisky has shown is who he is right now, however.
“I think more evidence speaks to who he is,” Hoge said. “Just accept that. But you’re not going to win championships with that inconsistency –– at that position, anyway. [You] just can’t. I don’t care. That’s just the facts. You’re not going to.”
Stewart is one of the few players to come to the defense of Trubisky in his pursuits of turning things around in Pittsburgh after a rocky start. As a former quarterback, Stewart’s words carry plenty of weight with them.