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News: 1 day agoSteelers head coach Mike Tomlin confirmed Tuesday that Trubisky will serve as the team's backup quarterback Week 5 in Buffalo while Kenny Pickett takes over as the starter, Dale Lolley of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.
Spin: The writing was on the wall for Trubisky's demotion to the No. 2 role after he was benched for the second half of Sunday's 24-20 loss to the Jets, with Pickett stepping in to engineer two scoring drives to give the Steelers a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter that the team ultimately couldn't maintain. Even though Pickett threw three interceptions on the afternoon, he completed his other 10 passes for 120 yards in addition to scoring twice on the ground, and the spark he provided was enough for the Steelers to move the rookie first-round pick into the starting role. While playing every snap on offense in the Steelers' first three and a half games of the season, Trubisky guided the team to a 1-2 record and completed only 59.5 percent of his throws for 5.6 yards per attempt.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Trubisky signed with the Steelers after holding the clipboard in Buffalo last season. The 2017 second-overall pick will open 2022 as the team's starter, but it's only a matter of time until first-round rookie Kenny Pickett takes over. Even if Trubisky does make some starts, there's not much to like. He took a step forward in his second pro season in 2018, but regressed in 2019 before being benched in 2020. He's yet to appear in a full regular season and his only top-25 fantasy campaign was a 15th-place finish in 2018. Trubisky adds a little with his legs, but not enough to move the needle. He's worth a look in superflex formats only.