Mitch Trubisky stepped in for Pickett and proceeded to have his best performance of the season coming off the bench compared to him being a starter since the beginning of the season.
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin is now having to respond to the alleged altercation which took place between quarterback Mitch Trubisky and wide receiver Diontae Johnson during the loss against the New York Jets in Week 4 which reportedly got him benched.
Via Brooke Pryor, Tomlin refused to say whether or not such an altercation took place within the Steelers’ locker room, but surprisingly admitted that “if it transpired, it’s good.”
“If it were, do you think that I would share it with you in this environment? Probably not. Our business is our business, and I understand in today’s climate, oftentimes there’s leaks… The things that happen among our competitors from time to time is normal business. Everyone wants to win. If it transpired, that’s good. It probably means there’s a couple guys that wanted to win. If it didn’t transpire, it probably means that it should have because we are aggressively pursuing victory. Sometimes that’s emotional,” said Tomlin after the Steelers’ win.
Johnson was reportedly yelling at Trubisky over his lack of targets. Trubisky then stood up to Johnson and an altercation occurred, according to a report by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
That’s when rookie quarterback Kenny Pickett was told he’d be the starter for the second half. Pickett would go on to start the next two games against the Bills and Buccaneers.
Pickett is expected to remain the starter in Pittsburgh if he’s cleared from concussion protocol this week. Meanwhile, Trubisky may have gotten back into good graces of everybody after his performance against the Bucs.
In less than two quarters on Sunday, Trubisky finished with nine completions out of 12 attempts for 144 yards and one touchdown.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.