Mitchell Trubisky appears to be the Steelers' starter for the first game of a new era in Pittsburgh.

The five-year veteran appeared atop the quarterback order on the Steelers' unofficial depth chart, which the team released Monday afternoon, meaning he's in line to serve as QB1 for Pittsburgh's season opener in Cincinnati.

Trubisky is in line to fill the shoes left by Ben Roethlisberger, who rode off into retirement at the end of the 2021 season and forced the Steelers to find a replacement. They signed Trubisky in March, then spent a first-round pick on University of Pittsburgh star Kenny Pickett, giving the franchise options as it wades into the post-Roethlisberger era.

Trubisky has surfaced as the leader in more ways than one. He's one of five team captains chosen by his teammates, and although coach Mike Tomlin hasn't made an official announcement, Monday's depth chart all but confirms it will be Trubisky taking the field for Pittsburgh's first possession Sunday at Paycor Stadium.

This was far from a guaranteed outcome. Trubisky appeared set to begin the season as the starter, but strong preseason performances from Pickett in Weeks 1 and 2 seemingly closed the gap between the two, and Tomlin did not hide his excitement regarding the rookie.