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Bills Re-Signing QB Mitchell Trubisky: Details

With the Buffalo Bills in the market for a backup quarterback, a familiar face is returning to Orchard Park.

Free agency is still a week away, but the Buffalo Bills continue to get a head start. … 

The Bills are bringing back quarterback Mitch Trubisky to backup Josh Allen, per NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo. 

According to Tim Graham of The Athletic, the Bills had already spoken with Trubisky about coming back on Wednesday. The talks ended quickly, though for good reason.

Trubisky, 29, was released by the Pittsburgh Steelers in February, so he was free to sign with a team before free agency officially begins on March 13.

QB Mitch Trubisky and Bills' head coach Sean McDermott

The No. 2 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, Trubisky spent one year with the Bills in 2021 after an underwhelming four years with the Chicago Bears. He appeared in six games as Josh Allen's backup, completing six of eight passes for 43 yards with no touchdowns and one interception.

After his brief stay in Orchard Park, Trubisky signed a two-year deal with the Steelers during the 2022 offseason. He started seven of the 12 games he appeared in for Pittsburgh, going 2-5 in total and 0-2 in 2023. Over his time with the Steelers, Trubisky completed 64.1 percent of his passes for 1,884 yards with eight touchdowns and 10 interceptions.

The Bills were in the market for a backup quarterback once again this offseason as Kyle Allen, who backed up Josh Allen this season, is set to hit free agency next week. In that case, bringing back someone like Trubisky who's already familiar with the offense could prove to be a smart move by Buffalo.