Kenny Pickett & Mitchell Trubisky

After a ton of speculation this offseason as to who would be the team’s starting quarterback, the Pittsburgh Steelers announced on Monday that former Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky will be the team’s starting quarterback.

That depth chart surprisingly listed Mason Rudolph as the team’s No.2 quarterback over rookie quarterback Kenny Pickett, but it appears that they have had a change of heart just one day after this announcement.

According to Steelers’ Director of Communications Burt Lauten, the team has released an updated depth chart on Tuesday that shows Pickett as the No.2 quarterback instead of Rudolph, who has been sent down to the No.3 QB position.

Head coach Mike Tomlin discussed the change to the depth chart regarding the two backup quarterbacks on Tuesday and revealed that the initial depth chart was a “clerical error” and that Pickett should have been the No.2 quarterback.

Tomlin added that despite being the primary backup to long-time quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, Mason Rudolph will not suit up for the team’s opening day game against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.

It seems like a pretty big mistake to list someone in the wrong spot on the official depth chart to begin the season, and many have taken to social media to echo those sentiments.

Pickett being named the No.2 quarterback was mostly expected, which is what made yesterday’s announcement one that certainly surprised most people.

This could put pressure on Trubisky should he struggle to begin the season considering the Steelers decided to take Pickett over every other quarterback in the 2022 NFL Draft in the first round.

[Burt Lauten, Mark Kaboly]

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.