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NFL Insider Shares A Bold Kenny Pickett Prediction

Kenny Pickett #8 of the Pittsburgh Steelers drops back to pass in the fourth quarter during a preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks at Acrisure Stadium on August 13, 2022 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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For now, Mitchell Trubisky is the projected starting quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 1 of the 2022 NFL season.

After all, he is the one with the most experience among their play-callers.

He led the Chicago Bears to the playoffs twice and holds the franchise record for most passing yards in a postseason game.

Likewise, it would be a waste of resources if they did not give him the opportunity after signing him to a two-year contract.

However, his tenure might be short-lived because rookie quarterback Kenny Pickett is proving that he is worthy to start.

That reality might happen sooner than later.

The NFL on ESPN Twitter account shared, “Kenny Pickett becoming the starter in Pittsburgh may be all but inevitable.”

They also quoted NFL insider Adam Schefter who said, “Essentially, as soon as Mitchell Trubisky has a stumble, … that will open the door to get to Kenny Pickett.”

Schefter added, “When you talk to people now, here’s what you keep hearing, that the young kid is ‘coming on and he’s coming quick.’ I don’t know when they will get to Kenny Pickett but they will get to Kenny Pickett.”

 

Pickett’s Impressive Preseason

The former Pitt Panther turned heads during his first-ever NFL preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks.

In that game, he completed 13 of 15 passes for 95 yards and two touchdowns.

One of those scores was the game-winning pass to Tyler Vaughns with three seconds left to play.

A week later, he took a back seat to Mason Rudolph when they went up against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Still, he completed six of seven passes for 76 yards and a touchdown.

If he does well in their final preseason game against the Detroit Lions, Pickett will close the gap further with Trubisky.




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