It was long expected that the Buffalo Bills were set to lose backup quarterback Mitchell Trubisky once the free agency window opened in the NFL.
It took about an hour.
According to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo, the Pittsburgh Steelers have reach an agreement with Trubisky on a two-year deal. ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler added that Trubisky also had interest from the New York Giants, where former Buffalo offensive coordinator Brian Daboll is now the head coach.
Throughout the offseason, the Bills have said they expected Trubisky to get offers from other teams. Among those were Buffalo head coach Sean McDermott and general manager Brandon Beane.
“Mitch was outstanding and I know that he’s going to go out and get a chance to play,” Beane said at his end of season press conference.
While the Bills did like Trubisky, he did not play any meaningful snaps in Buffalo. Bills starting quarterback Josh Allen managed to play most of the team’s snaps throughout 2021.
Trubisky only saw the field in Buffalo via preseason snaps and garbage time at the end of games that were already decided.
Immediately, Trubisky will head to Pittsburgh as the expected starting quarterback. Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger retired after this past season.
In a bit of an added twist, the Bills are slated to host the Steelers in a home game in 2022.
It’s unclear when Buffalo will host Pittsburgh just yet. The NFL will release times and dates for all games later this spring. Only opponents and locations have been released to this point.
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