Colin Cowherd explained why in a recent episode ofherd,'” pointing out that the Steelers’ history shows that they go to and win Super Bowls with a great QB in his physical peak, which Cowherd doesn’t think Pickett currently is.
“It’s all up to Kenny Pickett. … You can do everything right National Football League , Everything, Pittsburgh is a great example of this. Great Ownership, Great Culture [and a] Really good coach. [The Steelers] Draft well, have consistency in them. … it [has been] Successfully running business for 50 years. They’ve done everything right, but they’ve only won Super Bowls since the 1970s when they had a great, famous quarterback at their peak. ben roethlisberger [in] 2005 [and] 2008. [Terry] Bradshaw in the ’70s. That’s it. they got another super bowl [and] blown away [because they] I didn’t have a great quarterback. … That’s the only time they’ve won Super Bowls [and] Hoist the trophies.”
“It doesn’t matter how great TJ Watt, cam hayward [and] minka fitzpatrick [are] – They’re all great,” said Cowherd. “It all comes down to Kenny Pickett, [and] I don’t see greatness. …I think Kenny Pickett has a chance to be a very good quarterback. … maybe a little more mobile Kirk Cousin [and] throw more accurately dak prescott, Somewhere in that mix. … He had moments last year – a lot of starts.”
The only quarterback selected in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft, Pickett was part of a Steelers offense that averaged just 18.1 points per game last season in offensive coordinator Matt Canada’s system.
Pickett’s rookie season included 2,404 passing yards, seven touchdowns, and nine interceptions in 13 games. His continued play in 2022 helped Pittsburgh win seven of its last nine games and finish the season at 9–8.
The good news is that the 25-year-old should get plenty of support this season from a young core that ranks No.15 in our latest. nfl youth talent rankingsand includes rb naji harrisWR george pickensThe Pat FreiermuthOLB Alex Highsmith and and james daniels,
The Steelers have played in eight Super Bowls, winning six, including four in six years. In any of those six wins, he never averaged less than 21.7 points per game in the regular season.
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