Kenny Pickett RUMORS & NEWS

  • Jordan Addison: Would be “real cool” to play with Kenny Pickett again

    Pro Football Talk "Wide receiver Jordan Addison transferred from Pitt to USC for his final collegiate season, but he wouldn’t mind making a return trip to start his professional football career. Addison caught passes from Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett before switching schools and he..." March 03

  • Steelers see Kenny Pickett as a star, and it’s unanimous: ‘We have our QB’

    The Athletic "Check Steelers general manager Omar Khan off the list. He was enamored of what he saw from rookie quarterback Kenny Pickett last year. That’s off the heels of owner Art Rooney II, while speaking publicly a month ago, saying the key factor of the team’s..." March 02

  • Pat Freiermuth: It took Kenny Pickett a bit to get going, but he showed he’s the real deal "Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Pat Freiermuth might have peeled back the curtain on Matt Canada's offense more than the coaching staff would have liked during a recent episode of Ben Roethlisberger's "Footbahlin" podcast. Joining the Steelers great,..." January 31

  • The Kenny Pickett reason Matt Canada didn’t get fired

    Clutch Points "It was never pretty, but the Pittsburgh Steelers somehow managed to overcome some truly brutal stretches of football in 2022 to finish with a record above .500 at 9-8. A big reason for that was due to rookie quarterback Kenny Pickett getting more comfortable as the season went on, and..." January 26

  • Kenny Pickett: Gaining complete ownership of the system is what I really want to do

    Pro Football Talk "Kenny Pickett was the only quarterback selected in the first round of the 2022 draft. In a 12-start sample size, Pickett looks like he can grow into being a franchise QB. Pickett finished the season completing 63 percent of his passes for 2,404 yards with seven..." January 20

  • Steelers' Kenny Pickett says it would be 'awesome' to be reunited with Jordan Addison

    CBS Sports "Joe Burrow was successful in helping convince the Bengals to reunite him with Ja'Marr Chase following Burrow's rookie season. The duo picked up where they left off at LSU and have played an integral role in the franchise's rise to the top of..." January 18

  • Mike Tomlin gets brutally honest on Steelers’ Kenny Pickett’s ‘franchise QB’ status

    Clutch Points "Pittsburgh Steelers’ head coach Mike Tomlin addressed Kenny Pickett’s franchise QB status with the team after Week 18, per Gerry Dulac. “Is he QB 1? Yes,” Tomlin said. “But everybody thinks they got one (franchise QB) but nobody knows..." January 09

  • Fans love what Mike Tomlin said to Kenny Pickett after winning TD

    Larry Brown Sports "Kenny Pickett has shown over the past two weeks that he is capable of making huge plays in pressure situations, and Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin had a great reaction to the latest one. Pickett gave the Steelers a lead over the Baltimore Ravens with 56 seconds left on..." January 02

  • Mike Tomlin’s gushing over Kenny Pickett, Steelers’ offense might be working

    The Athletic "Mike Tomlin started his weekly news conference Tuesday, as always, with a brief synopsis from the previous week’s game — the come-from-behind, Christmas Eve win over the Raiders. “It seemed like a long time ago,” Tomlin said. No, not..." December 28

  • Steelers QB Kenny Pickett breaks silence on concussion

    Clutch Points "The Pittsburgh Steelers had quite an injury scare during the early stages of their Week 14 home loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Kenny Pickett suffered a concussion in the Steelers’ first drive of the divisional showdown. The rookie quarterback was brought down hard by Ravens..." December 22

  • Kenny Pickett set to start vs. Raiders

    Pro Football Talk "The Steelers will have their starting quarterback for the Christmas Eve matchup with the Raiders. Head coach Mike Tomlin said at his press conference that he anticipates Kenny Pickett will clear the concussion protocol shortly and will be able to start against Las..." December 20

  • Mike Tomlin: No call on who starts if Kenny Pickett can’t play

    Pro Football Talk "Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett is in the concussion protocol after being injured during last Sunday’s loss to the Ravens and it’s unclear if he’ll be cleared in time to play against the Panthers this week. It is the second time that Pickett has been in..." December 13

  • Kenny Pickett, Steelers’ offense must turn FGs into TDs to keep progressing

    The Athletic "When you say the Steelers’ offense is taking baby steps, there’s no hyperbole attached to that. But those baby steps continue to move forward and not backward. It is no coincidence that ever since Kenny Pickett has been inserted into the lineup, 14 quarters into..." December 05

  • Mapping Out the Steelers' Path to Making Kenny Pickett a Franchise QB

    Bleacher Report "Kenny Pickett isn't a franchise quarterback. But he can be. The Pittsburgh Steelers must do what's necessary to properly build around this year's 20th overall draft pick and place him in a position to succeed. That's not currently the case, despite..." November 29

  • Kenny Pickett’s rally vs. Colts raises a question: Did Tomlin slow his growth?

    The Athletic "Inevitably, Mike Tomlin gets asked after every game — whether a loss or a win like Monday night at Lucas Oil Stadium — about how his rookie quarterback, Kenny Pickett, looked. And Tomlin pretty much answers it the same way … except following the first..." November 29

  • George Pickens gets real on relationship with Kenny Pickett

    Clutch Points "The Pittsburgh Steelers invested heavily in their future in the 2022 NFL draft when they selected both Kenny Pickett and George Pickens. After a slow start to the season, Pickett and Pickens have seemed to link on the field early and often. Since Pickett took over as the Steelers..." November 24

  • Mike Tomlin heaps praise on Kenny Pickett ahead of massive Week 8 clash vs. Eagles

    Clutch Points "Though the primetime Sunday night matchup in Week 7 against the Miami Dolphins did not go their way, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin had glowing remarks about his rookie quarterback Kenny Pickett when speaking to the media on Tuesday. Putting an inverse spin on the..." October 25

  • Mike Tomlin sticking with Kenny Pickett as starting QB if cleared

    The Score "Rookie Kenny Pickett will remain the Pittsburgh Steelers' starting quarterback, head coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday. The 24-year-old passer remains in the concussion protocol but isn't expected to be limited in practice ahead of Sunday's game against the..." October 18

  • Kenny Pickett, the Steelers’ trash-talking Goliath-slayer, is ready for his moment

    The Athletic "The Miami Hurricanes rolled into Heinz Field on Nov. 24, 2017, unbeaten and unblemished. Ranked second in the country, they were 12-point favorites over Pitt, looking for a win in the regular-season finale to cement their bid for the College Football Playoff. The only thing..." October 06

  • Kenny Pickett’s Girlfriend Reacts To Him Being Named Starting Quarterback

    Total Pro Sports "The Mitch Trubisky experiment in Pittsburgh is officially over after 4 games and a 1-3 record that has the team currently in last place in the AFC North division. The Steelers are expected to replace veteran quarterback Mitch Trubisky as their starter after less than four full games..." October 06

  • Ben Roethlisberger Reveals Text Messages From Kenny Pickett While Grading His Performance

    Total Pro Sports "Shortly after Pittsburgh Steelers rookie quarterback Kenny Pickett finished making his NFL debut, he went and texted legendary QB Ben Roethlisberger. Pickett texted Big Ben, and the legendary is now speaking out about it. Roethlisberger was discussing this text exchange on..." October 05

  • Meet Kenny Pickett’s Girlfriend, Amy Paternoster

    Total Pro Sports "Kenny Pickett was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers shortly after Ben Roethlisberger announced his retirement. Little is known about Pickett, a quarterback from the University of Pittsburgh. But there’s one subject he’s always been vocal about—his love..." October 05

  • Kenny Pickett becomes the new QB1 in Pittsburgh

    Pro Football Talk "After benching starting quarterback Mitch Trubisky for rookie Kenny Pickett in an eventual loss to the Jets, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin wouldn’t say whether Pickett would start the Week Five game at Buffalo. Pickett reportedly will. Ian Rapoport of..." October 04

  • Mike Tomlin Explains Why He Benched Mitch Trubisky For Rookie QB Kenny Pickett

    Heavy "The Pittsburgh Steelers aren’t ready just yet to commit to the Kenny Pickett era. After Mitch Trubisky was benched at halftime of the Steelers’ 24-20 loss to the New York Jets in favor of the rookie quarterback, head coach Mike Tomlin was non-committal when it..." October 03

  • Steelers QB Kenny Pickett replaces Mitchell Trubisky in loss to Jets "The Kenny Pickett era seems to have begun. Pittsburgh's rookie quarterback entered the game for Mitchell Trubisky on the first offensive possession of the second half in their 24-20 loss to the New York Jets. Trubisky's benching came..." October 03

  • Mike Tomlin responds to Steelers fans chanting for Kenny Pickett to replace Mitch Trubisky

    Clutch Points "Mitchell Trubisky is never going to be the long-term solution under center for the Pittsburgh Steelers, so it’s understandable that Steelers fans will continue to cry louder for rookie quarterback Kenny Pickett’s name each week, especially after a loss. That’s the..." September 27

  • O.J. Simpson Explains Why Mitchell Trubisky Should Be Benched For Kenny Pickett

    Total Pro Sports "The Steelers loss to the Cleveland Browns on Thursday night and O.J. Simpson had a lot to say about it. O.J. Simpson on Friday gave the world his take on the Steelers in a video posted on Twitter. Simpson broke down why the Steelers’ offense is bad with Mitchell..." September 24

  • Kenny Pickett time? If Steelers’ defense can’t be elite, play the rookie

    The Athletic "Mitch Trubisky didn’t play poorly. Not by a long shot. He didn’t play well, either, but that’s not the point here. Thursday’s 29-17 loss to the Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium was easily the best of his short Steelers career,..." September 23

  • Steelers Quarterback Kenny Pickett’s Girlfriend

    Egotastic Sports "Pittsburgh Steelers drafted Kenny Pickett with the number 20 overall pick, earlier this year, but that's not the only big life news that happened for the player, because he also proposed to his longtime girlfriend Amy Paternoster, who was a college soccer player who went to..." September 23

  • Why the Steelers haven't turned to Kenny Pickett yet

    CBS Sports "Not even two games into Mitch Trubisky's tenure as the Steelers' starting quarterback, Pittsburgh faithful began raining chants for Kenny Pickett upon Acrisure Stadium. Big-name predecessor Ben Roethlisberger doesn't think Trubisky deserves the..." September 21