This is an optional depth chart season in the NFL, and Steelers released one. Due to ongoing quarterback competition, the first unofficial hierarchy officially places Mitchell Trubisky at the top of the stack.
Trubisky was always in the starting lineup throughout camp. As Peter King said last weekend, Trubisky was essentially told that it was his job to lose.
Although the team’s rookie playing in the first round is buried (for now) in the depth table, the second round player George Pickens listed as one of the team’s three starting receivers. Rookie Fellow Calvin Austin III lands on the fourth string.
Trubisky, drafted second in 2017, spent four years with the Bears before becoming a free agent. Last year he was understudy for Josh Allen in Buffalo. He signed a two-year contract with the Steelers early in free agency.