Kenny Pickett
Kenny Pickett will have competition for QB1 role
6 months ago

The SteelersĀ  said Kenny Pickett is their QB1, but they plan to bring in competition this offseason.

The Pittsburgh Steelers and Mike Tomlin overcame Matt Canada and Kenny Pickett this past season and managed to keep the .500 or better streak alive while also making the playoffs. With Canada gone and Pickett entering a contract extension year Tomlin plans to bring in QB competition for Kenny Pickett.

 

Tomlin said he is open to having Pickett as their starter, but it seems he will do his due diligence before allowing Pickett’s poor play to threaten his streak again. It will be interesting to see where the competition comes from, but with so many intriguing Quarterbacks in the 2024 draft class, it will behoove Tomlin to take a shot on one. There are also free agent options such as Kirk Cousins, Ryan Tannehill, and Baker Mayfield the Steelers could look to bring in.

 

2023 was a bumpy year for a Steelers team that at times looked like one of the worst teams in the NFL, and Kenny Pickett deserves a lot of the blame for that. With Tomlin outright stating he is bringing in competition the writing is on the wall.