Mike Tomlin says the Steelers caught Mitch Trubesky as a start after losing to Cleveland

After 30 minutes of play on Thursday night, it looked like Mitch Trubesky was on his way to silencing everyone who was calling on Kenny Pickett to succeed him as Steelers‘Start quarterback.’ But after a lackluster second half due to the Pittsburgh attack, the question remains as to who should be the initiator.

After losing 29-17 for BrownPittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin was asked if he would consider making any significant changes over the following days, including the quarterback.

“I’m not in that mindset,” Tomlin said. “I’m interested in reviewing this tape and looking at its entirety and seeing how we’re improving collectively. So, the answer to that question is definitely no.”

Although it didn’t result in a win, Trubisky had his best performance to date as the Steelers quarterback. He topped 200 yards for the first time (officially throwing for 207 yards in 20 of 32 passes) while hitting the ground to help give the Steelers a 14-13 first-half lead.

Trubisky, after being criticized for his conservative play in last Sunday’s loss to patriotsthrew more shots on the field Thursday which included his 36-yard completion in front of rookie George Pickens in the first half.

Trubisky led the Steelers on a promising run to start the second half. However, the drive was halted, when Jaylen Warren’s 35-yard run was waived after an offensive tackle, Chukwuma Okorafor being called up for being illegally centered. The Steelers bet on that lead and will proceed to run on their next three rides. They were able to put together a late registration campaign before time eventually ran out.

“We have to be better in the second half,” Trubesky said. “I thought in the first half we were good. We got there, not just what it should be in order to get a win. I thought in the first half we took some steps in the right direction. Halftime The second wasn’t good enough.”

“I thought he did some plays, but we all came up with performance shortcomings,” Tomlin said when asked to rate the quarterback’s performance. “This is how we measure performance. Winning is our business, and we haven’t taken business with it.”

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Trubisky was basically the quarterback that the Steelers started with since he signed with them during the first day of free agency. The five-year veteran went on to make his regular season start despite a solid boot camp and pre-season from Beckett, the only midfielder selected in the first two rounds of the April draft. Beckett, who was able to replace Mason Rudolph as the Steelers’ No. 2 quarterback, spent the Steelers’ first three games on the sidelines after participating in pre-match training.

Although he wasn’t good enough for the win, Trubisky’s Thursday night performance clearly earned him more time as the Steelers quarterback. And based on how the quarterback’s position has been managed so far, it will likely take something significant before a change is made.

It’s certainly safe to assume that Trubisky will start season two at home next Sunday, when Pittsburgh hosts Planes In a game that seems necessary to win black and gold.