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Steelers Twitter Hypes Kenny Pickett as Week 1 Starting QB After Preseason Week 2

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Kenny Pickett has captured the hearts of Pittsburgh Steelers fans following another impressive preseason performance contrary to the Jacksonville Jaguars on Saturday at TIAA Bank Field.

Pickett completed 6 of 7 passes for 76 yards and something touchdown before being replaced by Mason Rudolph. His only incompletion came on a spike to avoid the clock.

It employs he completed 13 of 15 passes for 95 yards and two touchdowns in Pittsburgh’s preseason opener contrary to the Seattle Seahawks on Aug. 13.

With two strong preseason performances under his belt, fans are calling for Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin to mention Pickett the team’s Week 1 starter over Mitchell Trubisky, who signed a two-year cope with the franchise in March.


The @kennypickett10 to @pat_fry5 connection is looking strong.

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Pitt Football @Pitt_FB

This Kenny Pickett guy can play, huh?

Bucky Brooks @BuckyBrooks

Kenny Pickett appears like QB1..

. @Ike_SwagginU

Going to be hard never to start Kenny Pickett@steelers

Andrew Fillipponi @ThePoniExpress


Ryan Clark @Realrclark25

Kenny Pickett might win this dang job!!

chris @chrisburgh

It isn’t likely to take miss Kenny Pickett to start out, he is the main one

Josh Carney @ByJoshCarney

Boy does Kenny Pickett look so comfortable and confident. Im fed up with this OL though. Absolute disgrace tonight.

Ed Bouchette @EdBouchette

Kenny Pickett looks better still in this game for the Steelers than he did in an excellent debut the other day

Michael Beck @MichaelBeck56

Kenny Pickett.

Dudes a stud

Minkah FitzMagic @MinkahMinaj

Kenny Pickett > Mitch Trubisky ive seen enough

Chris Mueller @ChrisMuellerPGH

Kenny Pickett looked pretty damn good in the two-minute drill, doncha know.

FanDuel @FanDuel

Kenny Pickett tonight:

FanDuel Sportsbook @FDSportsbook

Kenny Pickett to Mitch Trubisky from then on TD drive:

Quan Quan @LilQuan_Quan

Kenny Pickett definitely QB1 material

mitch @mitchcassley

Kenny Pickett would be the starter by week 4

Live tweets from the Underground @chairmanMAO_92

Kenny Pickett is everything they thought Trevor Lawrence will be and much more. The ball placement is incredible, directly on the numbers each time. He appears like vintage Brady #Steelers

The Steelers selected Pickett in the initial round of the 2022 NFL draft out of Pittsburgh, where he previously an extraordinary 2021 season, completing 67.2 percent of his passes for 4,319 yards and 42 touchdowns against seven interceptions.

There have been concerns about Pickett’s smaller hand size and how it could impact his play at the NFL level entering the draft. However, it’s clear that he’s had no issues for the reason that department so far.

Even though Pickett isn’t named Pittsburgh’s Week 1 starter, almost always there is the opportunity he’ll get the opportunity to start out sooner or later through the 2022 season, particularly if Trubisky struggles.

Furthermore, at least at this time, it appears like the Steelers have discovered their quarterback into the future in Pickett. If he doesn’t start to see the field in 2022, there is no doubt he’ll at some time in the not too distant future.

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