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FanDuel ranks Mitch Trubisky as the 14th best quarterback in the AFC

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FanDuel released their AFC quarterback rankings on Tuesday, and they weren't kind to Steelers quarterback Mitch Trubisky. With the AFC being stacked at the quarterback position, FanDuel had the former second overall pick ranked as the 14th best quarterback in the conference. Trubisky was only ahead of Zach Wilson of the Jets and Davis Mills of the Texans. The likes of Trevor Lawrence (Jaguars) and Tua Tagovailoa (Dolphins) were just ahead of Trubisky.

Trubisky was the No. 2 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft and performed well below expectations in Chicago. The Bears could have had Patrick Mahomes or Deshaun Watson but reached with selecting Trubisky. Perhaps a fresh start for Trubisky in Pittsburgh can help turn his career around, as some believe Matt Nagy was a problem in his development. Many think that Trubisky spending a year in Buffalo in 2021 and backing up Josh Allen was beneficial to him.

Trubisky is 29-21 as a starter and had two playoff appearances with the Bears. Trubisky also had five fourth-quarter comebacks and seven game-winning drives in Chicago. Even with signing Trubisky in free agency, the Steelers very well could select a quarterback in the first round of the draft, especially if Malik Willis is still on the board. It appears the Steelers have their eyes set on Willis. The Steelers might have to trade up into the top 10 to get the Liberty quarterback, however.

If the Steelers forego the quarterback position in the draft, Trubisky should serve well as a bridge quarterback until 2023, which is expected to be a deeper quarterback draft class. But given Trubisky's past, it's hard to argue FanDuel's AFC quarterback rankings. It sure feels different in Pittsburgh without having a franchise quarterback for the first time in 18 years.

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