Finally it’s time for the newbie Kenny Pickett to replace the veteran free agent Mitchell Trubisky how Pittsburgh Steelersstarting quarterback.

The Steelers listed their 2022 first-round pick as the starter on the depth chart for Sunday’s game against Buffalo Bills.

Pickett is the No. 20 pick in 2022 NFL Draft – engaged in the second half of Sunday’s event 24-20 loss yes New York Jets. He went 10-for-13 for 120 yards, three interceptions and added two rushing scores.

Losses aside, Pickett’s debut provided a spark for the Steelers offense, though it wasn’t enough to get the win as the Jets sealed the deal with a rushing TD with 16 seconds left.

Trubisky finished the day 7 for 13 passing for 84 yards and an interception. On the season, he had 653 passing yards, two passing touchdowns, two interceptions and a 73.7 quarterback rating while completing 59.5% of his passes. He also rushed for 24 yards and one touchdown.

“In trying to get better, in trying to score more points, in trying to move the ball more smoothly, we decided to turn to Kenny in hopes that he would provide a spark for us,” Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday. “Obviously Mitch’s play was one component of the solution, but not the only one. We didn’t move the ball as fluidly as we like.”

on monday”to speakformer NFL running back LeSean McCoy said it was time for Pittsburgh to make a move.

“I am happy [coach Mike] Tomlin finally agreed, he said. – Kenny Pickett is a beast. I watched him at Pete’s. I went to see Pete. I know the kind of players that come from Pitt.”

McCoy’s co-host Joy Taylor agreed, saying Pickett should have been the Steelers’ all-time starter.

“I didn’t like that he didn’t win the starting job [the] preseason. I thought he played well in the preseason. I don’t know what we need to know about Mitch Trubisky, so I was glad to see [Pickett] there (Sunday). I know everyone is talking about interceptions. Two of them were taken off the tubes and one of them was a Hail Mary. I’m not tripping over it. You had to make a change. This crime was unbearable to watch, and if nothing else, you have to see what he turns into.”

The Steelers are expected to move forward with Kenny Pickett as their starting QB

LeSean McCoy and Joey Taylor react to the latest news that Pittsburgh is reportedly pursuing Kenny Pickett as the Steelers’ starter moves forward.

Pickett will have to work hard to get the Steelers out of the 1-3 lineup they are heading into Week 5. And so far, Pittsburgh is averaging 18.5 points (25th in the NFL) and 278.8 yards (30th) per game this season.

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