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Madden Monday: Mitch Trubisky ‘should feel hoodwinked’ after signing with Steelers

Relating to who will have to get started at quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2022, Mark Madden of 105.9 The X and TribLIVE feels that the verdict is apparent.

Who cares if Mason Rudolph has been with the workforce the longest? Who cares if Mitch Trubisky used to be signed to be the starter a trifling six weeks in the past?

The workforce drafted Pitt product Kenny Pickett within the first spherical. And the purpose will have to be to make him the beginning quarterback if in any respect conceivable.

“He turns 24 a little over a month from now. So they’ve got to start him,” Madden stated on this week’s “Madden Monday” podcast. “You can’t get a guy who has started 49 collegiate games and is going to be 24 before camp starts and put him on a slow path. You can’t do it. If you do that, then drafting him makes zero sense. If you are looking at the long game, then you need to take Malik Willis (Liberty/QB). So you’ve got to start him.”

That stated, Madden’s desire would’ve been Trent McDuffie, the cornerback from the Washington Huskies who used to be decided on subsequent at select No. 21 via the Kansas Town Chiefs.

“He is a guy at a key position who comes right in and starts,” Madden stated. “I’m not outraged by the pick of choice, but it is not the pick I would’ve made.”

Madden thinks that the Steelers’ head trainer could also be suffering to regulate after Ben Roethlisberger’s retirement.

“Mike Tomlin inherited Ben Roethlisberger. He’s never had to replace a quarterback before. The way that he has gone about it confirms that — that he’s never done it. And, I think, (he) doesn’t know how to do it,” Madden defined.

The Steelers had been fairly frenetic of their makes an attempt to switch Roethlisberger. Since his decline that coincided with the remainder of the workforce after an 11-0 get started in 2020, the membership has thrown as many of us as conceivable on the place and not using a uncomplicated dedication or strategy to the insanity.

They signed Dwayne Haskins. They stored Roethlisberger round for another yr. They prolonged Mason Rudolph thru 2022. They signed Trubisky. They drafted Pickett. They usually even drafted South Dakota State’s Chris Oladokun.

Even making an allowance for Haskins’ unexpected dying in April, that’s a large number of motion for a quarterback room that also feels very a lot unsettled heading into 2022. And Madden stated he feels badly for Trubisky.

“He’s been bamboozled,” Madden stated. “He was coming here thinking he was going to re-start his career. Now he is going to be backup to a rookie. He’s getting paid pretty well ($14.2 million over two years). But he should still feel hoodwinked.”

Additionally within the podcast, Madden and I preview the Penguins playoff sequence towards the New York Rangers, in addition to some most probably offseason strikes. We forecast a possible Stanley Cup Ultimate showdown. And we analyze the Jordan Addison state of affairs at Pitt.

Pay attention: Tim Benz and Mark Madden communicate Steelers’ draft, Penguins’ playoffs and extra

Tim Benz is a Tribune-Evaluation body of workers author. You’ll be able to touch Tim at tbenz@triblive.com or by way of Twitter. All tweets may well be reposted. All emails are matter to e-newsletter until specified another way.

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