Can Mitchell Trubisky hold off Kenny Pickett for another week?

Mitch Trubisky and the Steelers head to Cleveland this week to take on the Browns
Mitch Trubisky and the Steelers head to Cleveland this week to take on the Browns in “Thursday Night Football.” (AP/Don Wright)

Mitchell Trubisky’s gap year with the Buffalo Bills was not as productive as the Pittsburgh Steelers had expected. A slow start dashed any hope that Trubisky would become a star after being behind Josh Allen last season.

In two games, Trubisky has completed 59.3 percent of his passes for 362 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. His lack of great play is obvious. Trubisky is 29th in passing yardage and has rushed just 16 yards. Despite some decent guns, the Steelers offense seemed pedestrian.

But there’s hope to come…maybe.

Steelers fans have already requested round one Kenny Pickett in Week 2, and there’s a chance Pickett will make his debut in Week 3 if Trubisky fails to produce splash plays. Pickett had a solid preseason, but that’s no guarantee of success once the real games start.

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On the other hand, the Cleveland Browns seem to be recovering after a miserable slump against the New York Jets in Week 2. The Browns’ offense performed well in the loss, so it’s up to the defense to prove it can hold Trubisky in check. .

Follow along as Yahoo Sports follows the latest news, analysis, scores and updates as the Steelers and Browns go head to head on “Thursday Night Football” in Week 3.

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