Former Bear Trubisky impresses at Thursday training camp, originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago
Wednesday’s first training camp practice proved to be a rough outing for former Bears, now Steelers quarterback Mitch Trubisky. He completed only two of the six passes after miscommunication and a poor throw sequence.
Still, he made up for it in practice two on Thursday.
According to a Pittsburgh reporter, Trubisky threw for three touchdowns during the team’s “seven shots” drill, where the ball parked on the opposing three-yard line. The touchdown chase went to Claypool, tight end Zack Gentry and his old Chicago teammate – Anthony Miller. Trubisky should have had four, but Gentry dropped a ball that was picked up on the goal line.
The competition for the Steelers starting quarterback is still open to first-round draft pick Kenny Pickett and longtime veteran Mason Rudolph, with Trubisky seemingly the leader of the race.
On the second day of camp, Trubisky finished with 20 team-period reps, Rudolph 19 and Piquet 16. Trubisky was 11 out of 17, Rudolph 12 out of 18 and 10 out of 14 pickets. In two drills, Trubisky has taken 32 snaps (all first team), Rudolph 31 (all second team) and picket 28 (all third team).
According to The Athletic’s Mark Kaboli: “Trubicci and Rudolph were by no means brilliant, but through two practices it is quite clear that they are far ahead of Piquet, which should not be surprising.”
It looks like Trubisky is winning the competition. 2 overall pick has had the most success in the NFL compared to the other two quarterbacks, so it shouldn’t be a shock that he is leading the competition.
Looks like he’s already won the locker room vote.
“Everyone likes to say ‘Mitch did it wrong, Mitch did that wrong,'” Pro-Bowl Defensive Tackle Cameron Hayward Said on Not Just Football Podcast, “Man, Mitch did a lot right. Hopefully we’ll have a better team around him. And we’re going to support him. Right now, he’s our No. 1.”
It looks like Trubisky is on the right track to prove his old stomping ground wrong. Bear never showed full faith in him. Whether it was skipping meetings with head coach Matt Nagy or signing Nick Foles as insurance, the Bears never made it work.
Nevertheless, he is thriving in Pittsburgh and likely has fan support from Chicago.
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