Former Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky released by Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers have released former Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky after two seasons, which means he’ll be a free agent next month.

This is a smart decision for the Steelers, as they try to reconstruct their quarterback room. The future of starter Kenny Pickett is even in question despite him being the only quarterback set to be on their roster next year.

The Bears drafted Trubisky with the second overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft. It was a tremendous mistake as he turned out to be one of the worst busts in franchise history. It makes it even worse that Patrick Mahomes was selected by the Kansas City Chiefs eight spots later.

Since Chicago cut ties with Trubisky and moved on to Justin Fields (which also won’t amount to a second contract), he has bounced around a little bit. Trubisky has since played for the Buffalo Bills and Pittsburgh Steelers, mostly as a backup quarterback.

It will be interesting to see what the future holds for Trubisky. Will he be a backup quarterback again somewhere? There are certainly going to be opportunities that come calling for him. A winning franchise that can provide a player-friendly system for him would be ideal.

Meanwhile, it sounds like Pittsburgh could be interested in another Bears quarterback. ESPN’s Adam Schefter said Steelers coach Mike Tomlin is a “big fan” of Fields, and they could make a move to acquire the former first-round QB if Chicago opts to stay put at No. 1 and draft a rookie quarterback.

Story originally appeared on Bears Wire