Mitch Trubisky Secures Lucrative Extension After Appearing In Just Seven Games Last Season

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Mitch Trubisky should be applauded for his ability to keep securing the bag.

Trubisky has had a rocky career in the NFL after being the second over all pick by the Chicago Bears back in 2017.

He could never get things rolling in Chicago, left to backup Josh Allen for a single season before signing with the Steelers prior to last season.

The UNC product appeared in just seven games and the team went a disappointing 3-4 in games he appeared in. However, that hasn’t stopped him for continuing to get paid.

Why did the Steelers give Mitch Trubisky a lucrative extension? (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

Mitch Trubisky gets some more cash from the Steelers.

Trubisky secured a two-year extension with the Steelers that puts him under contract for a total of three years.

His total deal is now for $19.4 million over the next three years and could be worth as much as $33 million.

Trubisky already earned an impressive $37.9 million during his career prior to the extension. He will now go north of $50 million by the time his current contract expires. He had been slated to earn $8 million in 2023 on the final year of his deal before the extension was agreed to.

Trubisky secures the bag.

Is paying a guy who had two good games last season – wins over the Bucs and Bengals – possibly up to $33 million a great move?

Not if you truly believe Kenny Pickett is the future of the franchise. Mitch Trubisky is now a very expensive backup who shouldn’t ever see the field if things go according to the plan with the franchise’s 2022 first round pick.

Last season Trubisky threw four touchdowns to five interceptions and finished with a 56.4 QBR. Again, is that really worth a lucrative extension? Seems like the answer is no if Kenny Pickett can get things rolling.

Pittsburgh Steelers QB Mitch Trubisky scores lucrative extension. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)

Having said that, don’t hate the player. Hate the game. It’s always great to see people get paid, no matter the industry. If a team wants to keep making Mitch Trubisky a rich man, despite limited production on the team, that’s on them. He’d be stupid to not take every penny he can. As surprising as it might, Mitch Trubisky has secured himself millions more. What a life to live for the Pittsburgh backup.

Written by David Hookstead

David Hookstead is a reporter for OutKick covering a variety of topics with a focus on football and culture.

He also hosts of the podcast American Joyride that is accessible on Outkick where he interviews American heroes and outlines their unique stories. Before joining OutKick, Hookstead worked for the Daily Caller for seven years covering similar topics.

Hookstead is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin.

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  1. As a bears fan who always felt he got a bad rap due to their awful coaching he’s a quality backup. Pickett on rookie deal. If you want to win you need a backup who can go .500 in the few games he plays. How often does the “guy” go down and the backup is brutal and the seasons lost. This contract is up when Picketts 5th year option comes up. Mitch stays in as career backup for less going forward.

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