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‘Tough Deal’: Mitch Trubisky Ready to Work After Benching vs. Jets



Mitch Trubisky

PITTSBURGH — Getting benched in Week 4 was not in the plans for Mitch Trubisky when he signed with the Steelers. The veteran quarterback and former Chicago Bears draft pick was sat down at halftime for Pittsburgh’s first round rookie, Kenny Pickett.

Trubisky’s offense had only scored through five touchdowns through 14 quarters with him under center. He doesn’t hold it against the organIzation, as he realized Mike Tomlin did it for the best of the team.

“It doesn’t matter what I think,” Trubisky said. “[Coach Tomlin] did what he thought was best for the team.”

The first half was yet again another clunky showing by the Pittsburgh offense. They put up only six points and three of those came off of a gift roughing the passer call from the New York Jets. Trubisky said he took some shots, but they just didn’t connect with them consistently enough. That led to another first half of struggles for the Steelers offense under Trubisky.

“I took some shots,” Trubisky said. “They didn’t connect. We didn’t score enough points. I got pulled at halftime. That’s just how it goes sometimes. It’s just business as usual. We’ve got to find a way to pull together and get better from here. I’m disappointed, obviously, but that’s part of it.”

So, moving forward, Mitch Trubisky is in a tough spot as it stands. The veteran signed on to be a starter but the Steelers have to work with Pickett in the future. So, Trubisky won’t change a thing. Instead, he plans to be a model leader and help the team out in any way he possibly can. Whether that is as a backup quarterback or helping Pickett, Trubisky will try to help the Steelers.

“Just come into work,” Trubisky said. “Be a good teammate. Continue to try to be a leader for this team. Help any way I can. It’s a tough deal. It’s definitely not what I wanted. Not what I expected. But that’s part of it.”

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