Penn State Football

Trace McSorley Signs with NFL Playoff Contender

Trace McSorley is returning to the Keystone State.

The former Penn State quarterback signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday, in the aftermath of Kenny Pickett suffering an ankle injury during Sunday’s Steelers loss to the Atlanta Falcons.

Pickett underwent surgery to repair the injury, and the Steelers will now turn to backup Mitchell Trubisky to keep their fading postseason hopes alive.


McSorley joins the Steelers practice squad, and could be elevated to the active roster if Pittsburgh suffers any more injuries in the quarterback room.

Prior to signing with the Steelers, McSorley appeared in nine NFL games, completing 51.6 percent of his passes for 502 yards with one touchdown to five interceptions.

McSorley was the QB at Penn State from 2015-18 which saw him win the 2016 Big Ten Title, and led a victory in the Fiesta Bowl. He Started in 46 games with 9,899 yards, 77 passing touchdowns while adding 39 rushing touchdowns.  

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David Malandra Jr.

I am Sports Reporter that covers Pro & College Sports in Philadelphia