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Steelers Newcomer quarterback Kenny Pickett will compete with Mitchell Trubisky Other Freemason Rudolph for the starter job in Pittsburgh, and the first-round draft pick has a great “asset” to the competition.
“He said he’s always there for me if I have any questions or advice,” Pickett said, via the team place. “He’s an incredible player, Hall of Famer. He’s a guy I will definitely use as an asset in the next few weeks here.”
Pickett was the first and only quarterback taken in the first round of the draft last month. He was a prominent figure at the University of Pittsburgh, where he finished the 2021 season with 4,319 passing yards and 42 touchdown passes and was named ACC Player of the Year and ACC Offensive Player of the Year.
The 23-year-old marker joins the Steelers, who have been looking for their next QB since Roethlisberger retired after 18 seasons.
He led Pittsburgh to two Super Bowl wins and 12 playoff appearances by earning six Pro Bowl selections. As the 2004 AP Offensive Rookie of the Year, he’s someone Pickett can turn to.
“I think it’s all mental,” Pickett said after Friday’s walk-through. “I know what I have to do, I know the responsibilities of everyone else in attack. Learn new defenses that are in the NFL. There is a lot to do. I am thrilled to be dedicated to this and I am obsessed with trying to be the best I can be and learn as much as possible “.
The Steelers were 9-7-1 last season and their offense ranked 21st in points scored and 23rd in yards earned.
Fox News’ Ryan Gaydos contributed to this report.