The NY Jets will take on the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 4 when they travel to Heinz Field, and now they know who the opposing quarterback will be.
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin refuted the notion that the team could bench starting quarterback Mitch Trubisky following a disappointing 29-17 loss to the Cleveland Browns on Thursday Night Football.
Trubisky finished the game completing 20-of-32 passes for 207 yards and no touchdowns, but rather than hand over starting job to rookie Kenny Pickett, the Steelers are committed to rolling with Trubisky for the time being.
This shouldn't come as a surprise either. Trubisky hasn't exactly lit the world on fire, but he hasn't imploded either. The Steelers always planned to stick with Trubisky as the starter for the time being, and although Pickett will eventually receive an opportunity, it won't come as early as Week 4.
The NY Jets will face Mitch Trubisky for a third time next week
The second overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, Trubisky has faced the Jets twice dating back to his time with the Chicago Bears. He only started one of those games, however, that coming in a 24-10 loss to the Bears back in 2018.
The Jets will hope to find a little more success against Trubisky when they face the Steelers next week. Of course, that's next week. The Jets first need to focus on their Week 3 opponents, the Cincinnati Bengals.
Following their stunning 31-30 victory over the Browns in Week 2, the Jets return home to MetLife Stadium with some momentum on their side. And with two winnable matchups against the Bengals and Steelers on tap, there's a sense of optimism surrounding the organization at the moment.
That optimism could disappear as quickly as it arrived, however, if the Jets don't show up to play against the Bengals. And Trubisky or no Trubisky, the Steelers are still a talented, well-coached team.