Pickett was apparently listed as the team's QB3 Monday, but it looks like it was just a mixup. With Pickett now the QB2, it makes sense he'll see some starts at some point this season. Trubisky is the starter for now but traditionally QBs taken in the first round eventually get to play as rookies.
If you are gauging Mitch Trubisky’s camp so far based on the Seven Shots drill, then it’s not a pretty camp for the veteran free-agent signee. Trubisky converted 3 of 4 (it should have been 4 of 4) the first day the Steelers ran the popular drill but has struggled since. He came into Tuesday’s practice having missed on 12 consecutive reps in the drill.
Trubisky is getting all the first-team reps, the story said. He's been followed by Pickett and then Rudolph. But all that really means, according to the story, is Trubisky got two more reps than Pickett and three more than Rudolph. It's a situation to watch at this point, especially if things don't get better for Trubisky.
Through two days of camp, Mitch Trubisky has taken all of his 32 snaps with the first team, Mason Rudolph has taken all 31 of his snaps with the second team, and rookie Kenny Pickett has taken all 28 of his snaps with the third team.
The quarterback battle has started off with a whimper as it pertains to first-round selection Pickett. The rookie was also running with the third team in Spring, so it would appear that Trubisky has hold of the starting job, at least this early in the process. Reporter Mark Kaboly would remark, "Trubisky and Rudolph weren't spectacular by any mean, but it has been quite obvious through two practices that they are far ahead of Pickett..."