The Pittsburgh Steelers don't have the ideal situation at backup quarterback, and for a position they hold value to, they're looking to ensure the best possible choice is behind Kenny Pickett. 

While the Steelers would like for their backup quarterback to be Mitch Trubisky, the veteran holds a $10 million cap hit in 2023, and releasing him would save $8 million. Because he's under the final year of his two-year deal, Pittsburgh cannot extend him to spread out the money, but instead, would have to re-sign him for another deal and add void years. 

Because of the tricky situation with Trubisky, it feels like a release would be the best option for Pittsburgh. And if they do cut their backup QB, one insider has named former Cleveland Browns passer Jacoby Brissett as a possible replacement.