The Pittsburgh Steelers have found the quarterback they hope can lead them in the future. Here’s how fans are reacting to Kenny Pickett.
With Ben Roethlisberger retired, the Pittsburgh Steelers are being forced to replace the quarterback who has been the face of the franchise for quite some time now. That’s never an easy thing to do, but the Steelers may have found someone who can be their quarterback for the future.
In the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft, the Steelers went out and selected Kenny Pickett of the Pitt Panthers. That’s right, Pickett won’t be moving too far as he will now be playing for the Steelers.
Pickett is being asked to fill some pretty big shoes, but there’s a chance that he might not have to start right away if he isn’t ready thanks to Mitch Trubisky playing for the Steelers. Regardless of how ready he is at this moment, he sure seems thrilled to be with the Steelers right now.
And of course, Steelers fans have their own thoughts on the matter.
2022 NFL Draft: Pittsburgh Steelers fans react as team chooses Kenny Pickett
Many aren’t all that pleased with Pittsburgh picking Pickett. It looks like some Steelers fans believe the franchise should have selected Malik Willis.
But hey, just because some are upset or disappointed doesn’t mean everyone is out on the choice. There are plenty of people in Pittsburgh who are proud of the Pickett pick.
There’s no guarantee that Pickett is poised for success at the pro level, but he was truly great during the 2021 season for Pitt. Pickett picked opposing defenses apart efficiently, completing 67.1 percent of his passes for 4,319 yards and 42 touchdowns against just seven interceptions. Now let’s see what happens as he moves forward and remains in Pittsburgh.