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Mike Tomlin officially sets the record straight

He made the team's plans very clear.

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Not many Pittsburgh Steelers fans could have predicted the complete quarterback overhaul this offseason, but that's precisely what occurred in only a matter of a few days. 

Steelers general manager Omar Khan has raised eyebrows everywhere when he not only signed Russell Wilson shortly after his release from the Denver Broncos but also proceeded to trade former starter and heir apparent to Ben Rothlisberger Kenny Pickett to the Philadelphia Eagles, reportedly due to his dissatisfaction over Wilson's acquisition along with reported refusal to dress late last season as a backup. 

Now, former Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields has arrived in town, as Khan traded a conditional draft pick back to the Bears in return. The Steelers are now set to roll with the tandem of Wilson and Fields, a complete reversal of the start of last season that saw the Steelers employ the trio of Pickett, Mitchell Trubisky and Mason Rudolph, the latter two of which have already found new NFL homes. 

Head coach Mike Tomlin spoke with reporters earlier today, and cleared the air on who is considered the Steelers starting quarterback heading in 2024.

"We've been very transparent about the pecking order (internally), at least to start," Tomlin told reporters Sunday. "Russell is a proven veteran, man. He's got a proven process of readiness. He's been in this league a long time, and he's capable of rallying troops, receivers, tight ends and running backs. He's just got a lot of experience in terms of what it takes over a 12-month calendar. I just think that's something that a younger guy like Justin can learn from, and it provides clarity for all parties involved."

Steelers fans, how are you liking the combination of Wilson and Fields under center heading into this season? 

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Source: CBS Sports