Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky is looking to redeem himself during his time with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
He could become the team’s starting quarterback after signing a two-year contract.
It’s the chance he’s been looking for after backing up Josh Allen with the Buffalo Bills last season.
The Chicago Bears also had high hopes for him after selecting him second overall in the 2017 NFL Draft.
While he led the Bears to two playoff stints, they failed to win a game in either case.
Sadly, his career will forever be compared to Patrick Mahomes, who took eight spots after him.
But it looks like he’s making the most of the opportunity given to him, as this video shows.
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Facing third-and-six on their 45-yard line, Trubisky lined up in the shotgun with four wide receivers in formation.
After performing a three-step drop, he performed a back shoulder throw to rookie George Pickens.
The catch gave Pittsburgh a first down and enough gain to enter field goal range.
The Steelers won the game against the Detroit Lions, 19-9.
More importantly, Trubisky made his case as the team’s starter after finishing with 15 completions on 19 throws for 160 yards and a touchdown.
Meanwhile, Pickens had three catches for 35 yards.
Trubisky’s competition as a starter
Other than him, rookie quarterback Kenny Pickett might have passed Mason Rudolph in the depth chart.
In the game against the Lions, the former Pitt Panther completed ten of 14 passes for 90 yards.
It’s not his best game, however, as he had 13 completions for 95 yards and two touchdowns against the Seattle Seahawks in the first week of the preseason.
While Trubisky could still be the Steelers’ starter in Week 1 against the Cincinnati Bengals, Pickett might have closed the gap between them.