Steelers’ Tomlin on whether to consider QB trade: ‘Definitely not’

Steelers’ Tomlin on whether to consider QB trade: ‘Definitely not’

After an uninspiring effort in a loss to the Browns on Thursday night footballSteelers coach Mike Tomlin tried to quell any rumors about a possible quarterback trade.

Pittsburgh fell to 1-2 on the season Thursday night after falling to AFC North rival Cleveland, 29-17, on the road. The team found trouble on both sides of the ball, but it was Mitch Trubisky who once again took center stage as the leader of a stagnant offense that struggled to maintain momentum and put points on the board all night.

After the game, Tomlin answered a question about whether or not he contemplates trading Trubisky for rookie fan favorite Kenny Pickett. Tomlin, perhaps sensing that the next few days’ speech would fall squarely on Trubisky, quickly sought to silence the noise by providing a definitive answer on the situation downtown.

“I don’t have that mindset,” Tomlin said. “I’m interested in revisiting this film and watching it in its entirety, and finding out how we collectively improve. So the answer to that question is definitely no.”

Tomlin’s firm response suggests he’s no longer interested in having a conversation that has lingered since training camp and through the preseason. Despite drafting Pickett with the 20th pick in the draft in April, the club opted to hold a QB battle in which free-agent acquisition Trubisky emerged as the team’s starter.

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