One Pittsburgh Steelers beat writer believes that there are two clear scenarios for Kenny Pickett to eventually be handed the keys to the team’s starting offense in the regular season.
The Steelers were the only team in the 2022 NFL draft to make the leap and take a quarterback with their first selection in April. However, when the pick was read aloud by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, Malik Willis — the most highly touted prospect in the class — did not have his name read. Instead, the organization took local star Kenny Pickett with the 20th overall selection.
With Pittsburgh in transition, after team legend Ben Roethlisberger retired in the offseason, Pickett is the early choice to be the team’s next franchise signal-caller. However, the Steelers did sign former first-round pick Mitchell Trubisky and he is currently the team’s starter. Yet, many wonder how long that will last since the former Bears and Bills talent has not been overly impressive in camp.