Pittsburgh Steelers rookie quarterback Kenny Pickett wowed fans this weekend with an impressive preseason performance against the Seattle Seahawks.
Pickett completed 13-of-15 passes for 95 yards and two touchdowns in the Steelers’ 32-25 win. That included a game-winning touchdown pass in the game’s final moments.
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What should we take away from Pickett’s preseason performance? Nothing because it was preseason? A lot? A little?
According to AtoZ Sports Film Room’s James Foster, there was plenty to take away from Pickett’s first preseason start.
Foster broke down eight specific plays that show how Pickett is a perfect fit in offensive coordinator Matt Canada’s offense (which should finally be fully unleashed this season).
Check it out (very insightful stuff from Foster):
One thing that Foster pointed out that’s particularly encouraging is Pickett’s accuracy on the move.
Canada loves getting his quarterbacks on the move. That’s not necessarily to pick up yards via quarterback runs. Instead, it’s to open up passing lanes.
Last season, Canada wasn’t able to run his true offense because of Ben Roethlisberger’s physical limitations.
Pickett, however, will be an ideal fit for Canada and the Steelers whenever he gets his shot to start.
As for when that will be?
Well that mostly depends on how Mitch Trubsiky fares to start the season. If he struggles, I don’t think it’ll take long for Pickett to get a look. And when he gets a chance, I’m betting he takes the job and runs with it.
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