Chicago Bears: Would Mitchell Trubisky have succeeded elsewhere?

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Mitchell Trubisky, Chicago Bears

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1. Pittsburgh Steelers

For a long time now, the Pittsburgh Steelers have typically been in the thick of the NFL’s upper echelon year-in and year-out. The 21st century Steelers have been dominated by the success of the team with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger under center.

As of late, though, Roethlisberger has had some injury issues. Had Trubisky somehow ended up with Pittsburgh, sitting behind Big Ben a couple of years might have done him some good.

Last season, that might have paid off for both the Steelers and Trubisky, as Pittsburgh struggled the majority of the season between seeing Mason Rudolph and Duck Hodges try and replace Roethlisberger.

For the last few years, most would agree the Steelers have had one of the league’s top-10 offensive lines. For starters, the Bears have failed to give Trubisky strength up front. They’ve been average at best.

But, the most intriguing part of Pittsburgh when it comes to potentially developing Trubisky is what they do at skill positions. Of course, Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell come to mind as the bigger names. However, the Steelers continue to find productive players at both spots.

James Conner has become a very good pro running back, capable of doing it all. JuJu Smith-Schuster is an extremely young, up-and-coming receiver in this league as well. Not to mention, Pittsburgh has had guys like Diontae Johnson, James Washington and now Chase Claypool to add even more youth and talent at receiver.

Pittsburgh is always developing offensive talent, and that fact coupled with a solid offensive line and now a top-tier defense would look fantastic surrounding Trubisky. If he had the chance, I think Mitch would have ended up succeeding if he’d started in Pittsburgh.

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