Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin confirmed that Kenny Pickett will be ruled out for Thursday’s matchup with the New England Patriots, and subsequently it will be Mitch Trubisky getting the start in Week 14.
“He gets the most work,” Tomlin said when asked why Trubisky will get the nod over Masn Rudolph.
Tomlin also says Trubisky has an “outgoing personality” when asked about his relationship with the players, and that he “doesn’t act like a backup.”
Trubisky has appeared in three games for the Steelers this season following injuries to Kenny Pickett, piling up a stat line of two touchdowns and two interceptions on 273 yards passing with a 71.2 passer rating.
The Steelers added Trubisky via free agency last season from the Chicago Bears, where he was the second overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. Trubisky has a 2-3 record as a starter in Pittsburgh, and 31-24 overall record.