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NFL Pro-Bowler and No2 pick wakes up unemployed after cut day after Super Bowl

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MITCHELL Trubisky’s NFL career has been a roller coaster, and now the ex-playoff-winning quarterback is looking for work.

The Pittsburgh Steelers cut the 29-year-old signal caller in a series of roster moves on Monday following the Super Bowl and the conclusion of the NFL season.

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FILE – Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mitch Trubisky looks on during pre-game warm-ups before an NFL football game, Jan. 6, 2024, in Baltimore. Trubisky was released by the Steelers on Monday, Feb. 12, 2024, in a cost-cutting move designed to free up salary cap space going into free agency. (AP Photo/Terrance Williams, File)Credit: AP
CHICAGO, IL – AUGUST 31: Mitchell Trubisky 4310 of the Chicago bears looks for a receiver against the cleveland Browns during a preseason game at Soldier Field on August 31, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. The Browns defeated the Bears 25-0. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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CHICAGO, IL – AUGUST 31: Mitchell Trubisky 4310 of the Chicago bears looks for a receiver against the cleveland Browns during a preseason game at Soldier Field on August 31, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. The Browns defeated the Bears 25-0. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)Credit: Getty Images – Getty

The Steelers head into the NFL offseason with a ton of questions at QB and decided to shake up the position the day after the Kansas City Chiefs knocked off the San Francisco 49ers 25-22.

Pittsburgh also released veteran offensive lineman Chukwuma Okorafor and punter Pressley Harvin on Monday. 

The moves are expected to save the Steelers nearly $13 million in 2024 salary cap space.

Trubisky was benched in favor of Mason Rudolph, who got hot and led the team to a late postseason run before getting knocked out of the Wild Card round by the Buffalo Bills.

The team also has former 2022 first-round pick Kenny Pickett, who was the team’s starter before getting hurt, and Trubisky struggled in his relief, which led to Rudolph playing.

Trubisky has played seven seasons in the NFL while playing for three franchises. 

The Ohio-raised QB was a highly-recruited high school player growing up and was named the state’s Mr. Football his senior year.

He attended North Carolina University for four seasons and had a strong college career, being named third-team All-ACC his final season.

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He shot up draft boards despite not putting up staggering numbers during his time at North Carolina. 

He was selected as the second overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft by the Chicago Bears and started for the team as a Rokie.

In his second season in the NFL, he led the team to an 11-3 record and was named a pro bowler.

He would go on to start for the Bears for four seasons winning one playoff game before the team moved off him in 2021 and let him walk in free agency.

Trubisky would go on to sign with the Bills for one season before ending up in Pittsburgh, where he has remained for the past two seasons.

He has earned over $45million during his career to date.

It remains to be seen if any team will sign Trubisky before the new campaign.

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