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Details Of Mitchell Trubisky's Steelers Contract Revealed

Bears QB Mitch Trubisky celebrating during a game.

SANTA CLARA, CA - DECEMBER 23: Mitchell Trubisky #10 of the Chicago Bears celebrates after a touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers during their NFL game at Levi's Stadium on December 23, 2018 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

The Pittsburgh Steelers found their new quarterback on Monday.

Shortly after NFL free agency officially opened for business, as reported by ESPN's Jeremy Fowler, Pittsburgh signed Mitchell Trubisky. Later in the evening, more details emerged regarding the 27-year-old's new deal.

According to NFL insider Albert Breer, Trubisky will sign a two-year contract with a $14 million base salary.

However, ESPN's Jordan Raanan said the former No. 2 pick could earn up to $27 million by meeting performance-based incentives.

While the exact incentives remain unconfirmed, Trubisky must earn and maintain Pittsburgh's starting quarterback job. That shouldn't be too difficult of a hurdle, as Mason Rudolph was previously in line to replace Ben Roethlisberger.

It's a sensible gamble for the Steelers. If Trubisky falters, they can move on without breaking the bank. If he performs well enough to reach the established barometers, they'll happily pay their new starter.

Trubisky posted an 87.2 quarterback rating in four seasons with the Chicago Bears before spending a year on the Buffalo Bills' bench. He provided spurts of above-average play, including at the end of the 2020 season, but lacked consistency under center.

He'll get another chance to prove himself and optimize his payday in Pittsburgh.