It’s a non-binding depth chart season in the NFL, and the Steelers released one. With an ongoing quarterback league, the first unofficial hierarchy officially places Mitchell Trubisky at the top of the pile.
He is number 1, Mason Rudolph is number 2 and rookie Kenny Pickett appears at number 3.
Trubisky has consistently been the starter throughout the camp. As Peter King said last weekend, Trubisky has essentially been told that his job is to lose.
While the team’s rookie first-rounder is buried (for now) on the depth chart, second-rounder George Pickens is listed as one of the team’s three starting receivers. Fellow rookie Calvin Austin III lands on the fourth string.
Trubisky, the second overall pick in 2017, spent four years with the Bears before becoming a free agent. He was Josh Allen’s backup in Buffalo last year. He signed a two-year contract with the Steelers early in free agency.