In today's NFL, the backup quarterback may be the second-most important position, behind the starting quarterback, of course. That is probably the main reason why Steelers president Art Rooney II recently said that he expects the team to honor the final year of Mitch Trubisky's two-year contract. 

Trubisky, who started the 2022 season as the starter before losing the job to Kenny Pickett, went 2-3 in five starts. He was especially efficient in helping the Steelers defeat the Panthers in Week 14 while playing in place of Pickett, who was injured. 

On paper, bringing Trubisky back makes sense. He's capable of successfully leading the Steelers' offense if he is called into action. He's also under contract after signing with Pittsburgh on the first official day of free agency last March. 

Trubisky comes with an expensive price tag for a backup, however. He carries a $10.25 million cap hit that he likely won't be willing to renegotiate. Trubisky has also made it clear that he wants a chance to compete for a starting job, so it's safe to say that he won't be thrilled with playing second fiddle to Pickett for another year.