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Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin announced on Tuesday that the team’s starting quarterback will be Mitchell Trubisky, but he also addressed a big controversy regarding their backup quarterback situation.

The team released its “official” depth chart on Monday, which showed veteran quarterback Mason Rudolph as the No. 2 quarterback over rookie quarterback Kenny Pickett.

However, the team needed to clarify that their No. 2 quarterback is actually Kenny Pickett due to a “clerical error” from the Steelers while making the depth chart.

“It was a clerical error,” Tomlin said during a press conference on Tuesday. “You know, that’s how the depth chart was listed at the start of training camp so the cut and paste component was the cut and paste component. I know you were hoping for a more colorful explanation, but it is what it is. That’s what happened.”

You would think that an NFL team in 2022 would never make a mistake this big due to a simple cut-and-paste error, but this hilarious mistake has certainly gotten the attention of the NFL world.

The decision for the Steelers to make Pickett the No.2 quarterback will certainly have a profound impact in Pittsburgh for the rest of the season.

Tomlin also announced on Tuesday that the team will likely only be fielding two active quarterbacks for their game against the Cincinnati Bengals this weekend, meaning that Pickett will see action if anything happens to Mitchell Trubisky.

For the time being Trubisky will be the starter in Pittsburgh. But if he has early season struggles we may see Pickett get some game action sooner rather than later.

[Pittsburgh Steelers]

About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.