Steelers coach Mike Tomlin released the team’s full depth chart as training camp continues at Saint Vincent College, where the team has held training camp since 1967.
After Ben Roethlisberger retired at the end of last season, all eyes were on the quarterback position in Pittsburgh, where Pittsburgh will enter the year with the first start since 2004.
The Steelers signed quarterback Mitchell Trubisky to a two-year, $14 million contract in the offseason and drafted Pittsburgh quarterback Kenny Pickett with the 20th pick in April’s first round of the NFL draft.
The team also retained Mason Rudolph, who had spent the past few seasons as Roethlisberger’s primary backup.
So who has emerged as the starting quarterback in camp so far?
As expected, the depth chart showed Trubisky as the starting quarterback, followed by Mason Rudolph, with Kenny Pickett third and Chris Oladokun fourth.
After the start, Tomlin has historically drafted backups in the order of years of work. As such, it’s hard to put too much stock in what the quarterback position (or other positions on the roster) looks like behind the starter.
Many expect Pickett to factor into the Steelers’ long-term plans at the quarterback position after the draft capital the team spent on him.
If Trubisky were to struggle this season, or miss time due to injury, either Rudolph or Pickett could be next in line.