1. Hi Guest, Registrations are now open. See you on the inside.
    Dismiss Notice

Trubisky is getting a contract extension per Omar Khan

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by CK 13, May 18, 2023.

  1. S.T.D

    S.T.D Well-Known Member

    29,360
    7,779
    Dec 23, 2020
    Not I. Only 3 things made sense. Trade Him, get rid of Him, or resign Him to lower the cap Hit. No backup Qb should be the 15th highest Qb cap Hit.
     
    • Agree Agree x 3
    • Winner Winner x 1
  2. OB1

    OB1 Well-Known Member

    1,105
    363
    Aug 20, 2022
    I’ve come to expect dumb decisions made for the “qb room” by the team. So not surprise by this signing.

    Actually that’s not true… I was pleasantly surprised they didn’t draft a QB this year.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  3. steelersrule6

    steelersrule6 Well-Known Member

    26,958
    6,537
    Nov 14, 2011
    I'm not surprised by this signing at all, they weren't going to pay Trubisky 8 million to be a backup.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
  4. BigBensBigBong

    BigBensBigBong Well-Known Member

    5,710
    842
    Dec 14, 2014
    Mmm. It is good to have a reliable #2, but then there is the salary cap hit for Mitch and is he really worth that kind of money.

    How much value does he add over Rudolph?

    Maybe if we go a whole year without Kenny getting injured, management will rethink this expenditure.

    The whole idea of a backup is to be able to have a chance to win games against average to below average teams while you wait for your starter to come back. If your starter is out for the year, then season is over anyway.

    I`m ok with this move, but just for 1 year.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
  5. DJ18Baller

    DJ18Baller Well-Known Member

    3,265
    678
    Dec 8, 2021
    We feel good about KP maybe. See how he does year 2.

    How could you really say we are Happy with Mitchell and Rudolph. I mean come on. This is nonsense
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
  6. thorn058

    thorn058 Well-Known Member

    16,204
    4,199
    Oct 19, 2011
    It's going to be an awkward room during OTA's. They want volunteers not hostages not sure what category someone with no options who didn't really want to be there falls into
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
  7. OB1

    OB1 Well-Known Member

    1,105
    363
    Aug 20, 2022
    They have two of them hostages in their QB room
     
  8. Brice

    Brice Well-Known Member

    5,081
    1,493
    Jul 18, 2018
    Khan's move to bring in Mason and then force Mitch to lower his $10.6 million cap hit in 2023 is genius.

    Once Mitch was scared the Steelers could actually cut him and save $8 million against the cap, it was time for him to return to the table and accept a new offer. I don't believe this extension happens without Mason sitting at the #3 spot.
     
    • Agree Agree x 3
    • Dislike Dislike x 1
  9. Formerscribe

    Formerscribe Well-Known Member

    20,472
    3,435
    Dec 18, 2016
    They aren't getting crazy pay. Also, having a viable backup quarterback can absolutely help you win a Super Bowl. See what Charlie Batch did in 2005.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Winner Winner x 1
  10. Brice

    Brice Well-Known Member

    5,081
    1,493
    Jul 18, 2018
    To me the room should be a lot better than last year.

    Both Mitch and Mason have signed new contracts and now know for a fact that they will not be this teams #1 QB on the depth chart. Last year they both believed they could be the teams #1 QB on the depth chart.
     
    Last edited: May 19, 2023
    • Agree Agree x 2
  11. thorn058

    thorn058 Well-Known Member

    16,204
    4,199
    Oct 19, 2011
    Hope springs eternal
     
    • Like Like x 1
  12. OB1

    OB1 Well-Known Member

    1,105
    363
    Aug 20, 2022
    Fair point. But do you need two viable back up QBs?

    Hopefully Mitch proves his worth when KFP gets injured, and then Rudolph proves his worth when both Mitch and KFP get injured, and then we win the SB! I will gladly eat tons of crow at that point.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  13. SteelersFanCanada

    SteelersFanCanada Well-Known Member

    2,163
    515
    Nov 14, 2019
    Could still trade Mitch to a needy team, if injuries happen, and we'd still have a serviceable backup QB.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Winner Winner x 1
  14. Trellaine

    Trellaine Well-Known Member

    444
    19
    Sep 10, 2015
    Like burning money. Sad.
     
    • Disagree Disagree x 2
    • Agree Agree x 1
  15. Formerscribe

    Formerscribe Well-Known Member

    20,472
    3,435
    Dec 18, 2016
    They lowered his cap number for this season and locked in a decent backup for two more. How do so many of you not get that?
     
    • Winner Winner x 2
    • Agree Agree x 1
  16. Formerscribe

    Formerscribe Well-Known Member

    20,472
    3,435
    Dec 18, 2016
    No, the hope is that we never see either guy play outside of preseason games, mop-up duty in blowout victories, and maybe a meaningless game late in the season as they rest their starters for the playoffs.
     
    • Agree Agree x 3
    • Winner Winner x 1
  17. jeh1856

    jeh1856 Beer is good

    26,167
    9,823
    Oct 26, 2011
    :facepalm:

    They were free to sign anywhere

    The last thing they are is hostages

    Don’t post :bscow:
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
  18. CK 13

    CK 13 Well-Known Member

    10,621
    2,572
    Nov 5, 2011
    Actually 10,625 mill. If they released him it would have been a 8 mill savings. It was a smart deal extending him to keep the QB room stable. Plus bringing back the Deer. And still getting cap savings.
     
    • Agree Agree x 3
  19. jeh1856

    jeh1856 Beer is good

    26,167
    9,823
    Oct 26, 2011
    They had the option of not signing

    Like all of us they had a life worth of options

    They signed because it was the best opportunity for them
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Winner Winner x 1
  20. Formerscribe

    Formerscribe Well-Known Member

    20,472
    3,435
    Dec 18, 2016
    You are mixing up the cap hit and how much he was due to be paid this season. Of that $10.625 million cap hit, $2.625 million is part of his signing bonus. He received that money last year, but for cap purposes, it is spread out over the two years of the deal. His salary for 2023 was going to be $8 million. The new deal reduces his cap hit for this season and pays him at a lower rate the next two years than he was scheduled to get for 2023. The Steelers get a little cap relief from the deal and Trubisky gets a decent backup's pay for the life of his new contract, which works given that he probably isn't getting another shot as a starter.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • Informative Informative x 1
  21. blackandgoldpatrol

    blackandgoldpatrol Well-Known Member

    4,924
    1,672
    Dec 5, 2011


    To bring further clarity, we have the 1st Rd pick. The franchise and QB1 in KFP, and 2 guys who have been totally humbled by the rest of the league, because they realize that no one else wants them.....
    No QB controversy and no waves whatsoever
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • Like Like x 1
  22. forgotten1

    forgotten1 Well-Known Member

    5,323
    1,492
    Mar 4, 2022
    I'm trying to remember the last time.
     
    • Hilarious Hilarious x 1
  23. forgotten1

    forgotten1 Well-Known Member

    5,323
    1,492
    Mar 4, 2022
    Now, we just need a fair competition in camp.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  24. thorn058

    thorn058 Well-Known Member

    16,204
    4,199
    Oct 19, 2011
    All true but still awkward. It's like an epic walkout where you give the finger to all your coworkers and then have to show back up on Monday. :lolol:
     
    • Hilarious Hilarious x 2
  25. Quadrupleyoi

    Quadrupleyoi Well-Known Member

    861
    356
    Dec 23, 2017
    I agree. For what they do and what they are paid, I would willingly take either one’s place as a “hostage”. MR tested the waters and Mitch’s agent also possibly did (for the unaware, agents are sometimes given the go ahead to set up a trade). Signing with the Steelers was probably the best financial option for both.
    The GM satisfied the players, stabilized the QB room, and reduced the cap hit.
    I can hold a clipboard with the best of them and would be glad to do it for half of what Reindeer makes.
     
    • Winner Winner x 1

Share This Page

Welcome to the ultimate resource for Steelers fans. Sign Up Here!