Steeler New Quarterback
May 24, 2022
The Steelers have picked their new quarterback, Kenny Pickett, from the 2022 draft. However, the question is, will the rookie be able to fill the shoes left behind?
The Steelers have had Ben Roethlisberger as their main quarterback since 2004; Roethlisberger was the Steelers 11th pick. “Big Ben” has led the Steelers to 2 Super Bowl rings and won 8 AFC North championships. Along with having 418 touchdown passes, he has led the Steelers to being the first NFL team to win 6 Super Bowls.
Terry Bradshaw has also left a great legacy as a Steelers quarterback, having 4 superbowl rings. Bradshaw had 212 touchdown passes and, along with Roethlisberger, was named MVP at least once. Bradshaw was 1st pick in the first round.
So how does this new rookie compare? Pickett was the 20th pick in the first round of the 2022 draft. He will now have a chance to compete for the QB spot on the team against recently signed Mike Tribisky, and player Mason Rudolph.
Pickett has a good chance of getting some playing time for the Steelers. He was a 4 year starter for University of Pittsburgh and has won awards such as the Senior Class Award, ACC Player of the Year and Offensive Player of the Year, second-team Associated Press All-American, and Johnny Unitas Golden Arm. He has also broken career records of 12,303 passing yards and 81 passing touchdowns at his college.
He definitely has the size and strength it takes to go pro. With his 6’3 and 220 pound build, he can hold his own in a game. Not only does he have size, but he also has some speed with a 4.73 second 40 yard dash.
Kenny Pickett has both talent and the size to possibly be the next big quarterback for the Steelers. He will definitely be watched by fans and nonfans to see his talent on the field. Time will tell if Pickett was worth being picked.