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Many expect first-round pick Kenny Pickett to start sooner rather than later, Rich Eisen even thinks Mitch Trubisky won't start any games in 2022. However, as of right now, Trubisky is getting first-team reps at quarterback in minicamp.
I wouldn't read too much into it, though, as Mike Tomlin is basing it on experience.
Trubisky is No. 1. Mason Rudolph is No. 2. And Pickett is No. 3.
"Coach has been very clear that Mitch is 1 and he’s been working with the 1s and doing a real good job of that," Matt Canada said at minicamp on Tuesday via Dale Lolley of DKPittsburghSports. "Mason is at 2 and Kenny is 3. We’re doing it that way based on experience, based on resumes. Coach made that decision. You can read whatever you want into it.
"Coach has been very clear. We also were very clear this is a real laid-out plan of how we’re going to evolve and find who our quarterback is going to be for the 2022 season."
Steelers' quarterbacks coach Mike Sullivan has been pleased with all four quarterbacks, including seventh-round pick Chris Oladokun.
“They are a great group of young men,” Sullivan said via Jeff Hathhorn of 93.7 The Fan. “It makes my job easier because they are all supportive of one another. Both Mitch and Mason as the veterans have been very, very receptive to the rookies, helping them out. The young guys have been working their tails off and they have humility about them.
“All four of them want to be the guy. At this point, it’s a matter of understanding what we are trying to do and doing it faster. Let the results speak for themselves.”
The training camp battle at Saint Vincent College will definitely be interesting. It will also be something that the Steelers haven't been accustomed to, as they haven't had a question mark on who would be the starter at quarterback in over 20 years.