The Steelers have previously listed Mitchell Trubisky as the starting quarterback on the camp depth chart.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are hosting the most exciting quarterback battle in the NFL this offseason, and now we have more clarity on who is the frontrunner at the position. On Friday, the team announced their β€œEarly 2022 depth chartβ€œAnd Mitchell Trubisky is listed as QB1 over Mason Rudolph and rookie Kenny Pickett.

That shouldn’t come as a huge surprise, as Trubisky has started running with the starters since OTAs. Athletic reported this week that Trubisky hasn’t looked sharp as of late, but the battle is far from over. Pittsburgh apparently targeted the former Buffalo Bills backup in free agency, agreeing to terms with him on a two-year contract about an hour into the league’s legal tampering period.

I am preparing to be a starter.” Trubisky said in June.” I feel like whatever position you’re in, you should prepare similarly. So we’re all pushing each other, we’re all competing every day. Like you said, I wouldn’t read too much into it, but I’m getting great reps. I feel really comfortable in crime. So I like where we are at the moment and I feel very confident.”

Trubisky played in just six games for the Bulls last year, and threw for 43 yards and one interception. However, he had an impressive preseason that shows that against his former team in the Chicago Bears is still in the minds of many. In that 41-15 victory, Trubisky completed 20 of 28 passes for 221 yards and a touchdown.

While rookie Pickett is intriguing, Rudolph is one to keep an eye on. Steelers offensive coordinator Matt Canada recently said that the veteran “A great shot“On winning the starting job. It makes sense, because he’s been in the system for years compared to the other two signal callers, who are brand new to the organization.

While Trubisky has gotten the early nod, we’ll know more once Mike Tomlin’s team takes the field in the preseason. The Steelers open their exhibition slate next Saturday against the Seattle Seahawks.