Mitch Trubisky is trying to make a second go of it as a starting quarterback in the NFL. This time his opportunity came with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Thus far, it hasn’t gone too well. He completed less than 60% of his passes with a 76.1 passer rating through two games. Fans have already begun calling for 1st round pick Kenny Pickett to take over. Many felt the Thursday Night Football matchup with Cleveland might be Trubisky’s last stand. Some felt he played well in the first half. Richard Sherman wasn’t one of them.
The former All-Pro cornerback has played with and against some of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history. So his standard is high. Throw in the fact he’s notorious for being highly outspoken, and it was the perfect recipe for him to say something. While his broadcast colleague praised Trubisky for staking Pittsburgh to a 14-13 lead after the 2nd quarter, Sherman was quick to point out how low they were setting the bar with him.
Richard Sherman is in his usual form.
Many people didn’t care for his game analysis, finding him rather boring. However, nobody can ever say the man’s afraid to spit the stinging barbs. His trash-talking during his Seattle Seahawks days was legendary. That was especially true when it came to quarterbacks. Tom Brady, Colin Kaepernick, and even his own teammate Russell Wilson felt his watch. Trubisky never had a chance. It is unfortunate he has to get sniped like that on a night when he’s fighting for his football life.
Then again, nobody should be surprised. That comment was undoubtedly one of the reasons Amazon hired Richard Sherman for the position. The best way to draw viewers aside from the action on the field is with personalities in the booth. Nobody can deny Sherman is a huge personality. He is doing what he was hired to do, even if the higher-ups would never admit as much.