Report: NY Giants Expected to Pursue Free Agent QB Mitchell Trubisky
The New York Giants are expected to target free agent quarterback Mitchell Trubisky in free agency, according to a report by Jordan Raanan of ESPN.
Raanan reports that new Giants coach Brian Daboll is looking to bring someone in to push incumbent starter Daniel Jones, and another former ACC quarterback in Trubisky could fit the bill.
Both Daboll and general manager Joe Schoen came to New York from Buffalo this offseason, where Trubisky spent the 2021 season backing up Josh Allen.
With the NFL salary cap depressed in the 2021 offseason, Trubisky played under a low-stakes one-year contract in Buffalo that paid him $2.5 million, but could be looking to cash in with more teams having salary cap space and multiple teams interested in his services.
The Pittsburgh Steelers and New Orleans Saints are also expected to be interested in Trubisky’s services. The potential market for the former Chicago Bears’ No. 1 overall pick to a hit this week with the Denver Broncos and Washington Commanders each addressing their quarterback needs in trades. But those moves also opened up potential landing spots in Seattle and Indianapolis.
Sources told Steelers Now last week at the 2022 NFL Combine that Trubisky is seeking a contract worth more than $10 million annually and a multi-year commitment. The Steelers do have the salary cap space required to make such a move.
In four seasons in Chicago, all as the team’s primary starter, Trubisky threw for 10,609 yards, 64 touchdowns and 38 interceptions and maintained an 87.0 passer rating.
The Steelers are seeking a replacement for retired star Ben Roethlisberger, and appear down to Jimmy Garoppolo as a trade option, with free agents like Trubisky and Marcus Mariota and the quarterbacks in the 2022 NFL Draft class as potential additions to the team’s quarterback room. Mason Rudolph and Dwayne Haskins are expected to return as incumbent options.