Pickett was the only quarterback taken in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft. The Steelers opted to keep the local star in Pittsburgh and chose him to replace Ben Roethlisberger. However, rookie QBs rarely prosper and it’s difficult to see Pickett succeeding in his first year.
Yes, he knows the stadium well after spending his college career there and the fans want him to do well. But Pickett’s limitations are causing alarm bells to ring. Meanwhile, Malik Willis was the best QB on paper in the draft so the Steelers may have chosen the wrong man (via CBS Sports).