It's what we've all been waiting for. While there has been no formal announcement from the team, quarterback Mitchell Trubisky is listed as the No. 1 QB on the Pittsburgh Steelers' depth chart to start Week One.
The starting role was always Trubisky's to lose since Pittsburgh signed him to a two-year, $14.58 million contract this offseason. But, while Trubisky took most of the first-string reps this summer during training camp, it was suspected perhaps rookie (and only first-round QB selected in this year's draft) Kenny Pickett could overtake the role. Instead, Pickett is listed as No. 3 on the Steelers' first depth chart, behind Mason Rudolph, for some reason.
How long will the depth chart stay this way? It's a fair question. Head coach Mike Tomlin could announce otherwise before the Steelers' first game on Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals. If Trubisky struggles during the season, do they throw the keys to the rookie? I think Pickett will start a game this season before Rudolph, should they reach that point. But for now, it's wait and see.
The Cleveland Browns have informed running back Kareem Hunt that he won't be traded after Hunt started skipping team drills in training camp. Hunt, who wants a new contract, is basically shit out of luck at this point. The Browns can fine him for "holding in," and by denying a trade, it doesn't seem like they think the team can get anything substantial in return for him.
Hunt will be a free agent following the 2022 season.
Both quarterbacks trade interceptions in first quarter
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was first, throwing his tenth pick of the season. The drive seemed to be going great; I had the tweets in the drafts dialed up. Then the pass was batted in the air and Julian Love came down with the interception in the endzone.
New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones was next, throwing a pick to Willie Gay, and set up a Chiefs touchdown and a 7-0 lead.
kyle rudolph ties the game
Kyle Rudolph caught a one-yard touchdown for the Giants to even things up in the second quarter.
Chiefs take the lead in second quarter
The Chiefs are in the lead after a shaky start. Running back Derrick Gore, who is playing in injured Clyde Edwards-Helaire's spot, scored his first career touchdown, bringing the score to 14-10.
giants take the lead in the fourth quarter
Whose Giants are these? Daniel Jones threw a five-yard touchdown pass to Evan Engram, giving New York a 17-14 lead over the Chiefs.
chiefs pull out the win
Kansas City won, but they won pretty ugly. A 34-yard field goal by Harrison Butker was enough for a 20-17 win over the Giants.
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