Mike Tomlin

Tomlin likely already has his starting QB lined up

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin hinted Sunday he may already know who’ll be standing behind center for the team for its opening game on Sept 11.

But QB1 will be a mystery to the league.

At least until he’s ready to reveal it, Tomlin said.

“I might (have made a decision), but you’re not going to have that today,” Tomlin said in an interview posted on Steelers.com

 “Like I told you guys the other week, we’re not going to make knee-jerk reactions and statements following a performance. We’ll go through our proper, professional procedure. We’ll evaluate the game. We’ll meet with our front office people. We’ll have discussions. We’ll talk internally. We’ll talk external possibilities.”

That’s all normal procedure heading toward week 1, he added.

“We’ll go through our normal procedure this time of year, and we’ll disclose it to you at our leisure, to be quite honest with you.”

There’s no advantage to letting their divisional opponent, the Cincinnati Bengals, know whether the veteran Mitch Trubisky or promosing rookie Kenny Pickett will be the team’s signal caller — other than ending an ongoing storyline.

While Trubisky might seem to be the guy after playing well all summer, the uncertainty will make it a bit harder to gameplan against the team over the coming week.

Its more likely the Steelers next starter will be named early next week.