Pittsburgh only has Pickett under contract at QB, as Rudolph is set to hit free agency in March.
Pittsburgh – One year after signing a two-year extension, steelers they cut the quarterback mitch trubisky The team made the announcement on Monday.
loss steelers They also released offensive linemen Chukwuma Okorafor and speculator presley harvin on Monday. measurement saved steelers About $13 million over the 2024 salary cap.
With the departure of Trubisky and the hero of the season finale, mason rudolph First-round pick scheduled to hit free agency in March, 2022 kenny pickett Currently the only quarterback on the United States roster. steelers For 2024.
mitch trubisky 29, will count more than $7 million against the player’s salary cap. steelers in 2024 and more than $8 million in 2025. Instead, Trubisky has now foregone his $4.6 million cap hit in 2024, making the savings. steelers Approximately $3 million.
The organization initially signed Pickett with the No. 2 overall pick on the first day of the 2022 free agency period before selecting Pickett at No. 2 overall. A total of 20 after a few months.
Following a quarterback competition during training camp, Trubisky started the first four games of the 2022 season, before being replaced by Pickett at halftime of the Week 4 game. New York Jets In an effort to spark a stalled offense.
playing in relief of kenny pickett Injured, Trubisky played three more games that season and went 2–1. Belief that Trubisky was valuable as an experienced backup and advisor to Pickett steelers He signed a new three-year contract in May 2023 worth a total of $19.4 million.
But mitch trubisky Failed as a substitute in 2023 and was eventually removed from the bench mason rudolph After throwing three interceptions and three touchdowns in a three-game span while Pickett recovered from an ankle injury and subsequent surgery. While Rudolph provided the spark on offense, Trubisky was the backup for two games and was inactive in the Week 18 win. Baltimore Ravens lost in the wild card round against and Buffalo Bill.
As steelers In the season, Trubisky appeared in 12 games, starting seven of them. He completed 64.1% of his pass attempts and threw eight touchdowns and 10 interceptions.
Okorafor, 26, had one year left on a three-year, $29.5 million contract, and his release saved steelers Nearly $9 million in cap space. Okorafor has started 59 games and appeared in 77 since being selected by the Steelers in the third round of the NBA draft. nfl 2018. However, Okorafor was selected in the first round as a rookie Broderick Jones, Played only a few snaps after Week 7 and throughout the remainder of the season.
Harvin, meanwhile, was a seventh-round pick in 2021 and was inconsistent during his three-season career steelers Despite defeating the experienced punter jordan berry As a newbie. The 25-year-old Harvin finished with a net average of 39.4 yards per punt and a total average of 43.7.