The Pittsburgh Steelers quickly put an end to a silly narrative that was started by the national media this week.
Pro Football Focus reporter Doug Kyed suggested this week that Pittsburgh is one of three teams (along with the Cleveland Browns and Seattle Seahawks) that could choose to pursue a trade for San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo.
I think most Steelers fans know that’s an absurd suggestion.
Pittsburgh signed Mitch Trubisky this offseason and selected Kenny Pickett in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft. Suggesting that the Steelers could “throw in the towel” before the season has even started is beyond ridiculous — it’s downright silly.
And I think everyone saw that on Saturday in Pittsburgh’s preseason opener against the Seahawks.
All three of the Steelers’ quarterbacks — including Mason Rudolph — looked good against Seattle.
Pickett, in particular, looked really good. And he looked ready for the moment.
Even though it’s a preseason game, Pickett’s game-winning drive (which culminated with a touchdown pass) showed us that the rookie has plenty of moxie.
The last thing on the Steelers’ mind is trading for Garoppolo. Not only is making that suggestion an insult to the quarterbacks on Pittsburgh’s roster, but it also shows a total lack of understanding of what’s actually happening during Steelers training camp.
Pittsburgh might have some questions to answer at quarterback, but this team is nowhere close to being a player in the quarterback trade market.
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