It’s the season for non-binding depth cards in the NFL, and the Steelers have released one. With a quarterback competition underway, the first unofficial hierarchy officially puts Mitchell Trubisky at the top of the pile.
He’s No. 1, Mason Rudolph is No. 2, and rookie Kenny Pickett appears at No. 3.
Trubisky was always the starter throughout camp. As Peter King said last weekend, Trubisky was basically told it was his job to lose.
Although 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 rope.
Trubisky, the second overall pick in 2017, spent four years with the Bears before becoming a free agent. He backed up Josh Allen at Buffalo last year. He signed a two-year contract with the Steelers at the start of free agency.