Tim Benz: Yes, Mitch Trubisky is getting a raw deal with the Steelers, but he should’ve seen it coming

A sidebar conversation about the Kenny Pickett era starting with the Pittsburgh Steelers is how quickly the Mitch Trubisky era may be ending.

The next guy after Ben Roethlisberger may have only worn the crown for three-and-a-half games.

For many Steelers fans and Pitt football supporters, those were probably three-and-a-half games too many.

For those who endorsed the signing of Trubisky, you may have the opinion that the sample size is too small to warrant a seat on the bench behind the team’s first-round draft choice.

It certainly seems like Trubisky feels that way. After being pulled at halftime during the Steelers’ 24-20 loss at Acrisure Stadium, Trubisky was understandably short with media members.

“It doesn’t matter what I think. (Coach Tomlin) did what he thought was best for the team,” Trubisky said. “It’s a tough deal. It’s definitely not what I wanted. Not what I expected. But that’s part of it.”

At one point, Trubisky was asked if he thought his benching was performance related or if head coach Mike Tomlin was “looking for a spark” from Pickett.

“You’ll have to ask him,” Trubisky replied.

A second reporter replied that “a spark” is what Tomlin had just said in his press conference that ended moments before.

Trubisky nodded his head a few times and said, “Looking for a spark. There you go.”

When asked about Pickett’s performance, Trubisky said, “I thought he did a good job. We’ve just got…

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