Coming into the 2022 season, the Pittsburgh Steelers were entering a new era at the quarterback position with the retirement of Ben Roethlisberger. Ultimately, veteran Mitch Trubisky beat out Mason Rudolph and rookie Kenny Pickett for starting duties, but it hasn’t been the smoothest road so far.

Trubisky barely completed over 60% of his passes for a pedestrian 189 yards per game in the first three weeks and the Steelers lost two of them. After another minuscule performance against the New York Jets, the Steelers replaced Trubisky with Pickett, and according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, he will be the starter for the foreseeable future.

Pickett completed 10 of his 13 passes on Sunday against the Jets for 120 yards. Unfortunately, the three missed on were intercepted by the Jets. However, although the Steelers suffered a third straight loss, Pickett was responsible for both Steelers’ scores by using his feet to cross the goal line, one of the traits that made him a first-round talent.

After the Steelers’ loss on Sunday, a frustrated Trubisky made some comments that suggested there could be some tension going forward in the locker room. So, determining their starting quarterback was something the Steelers needed to do quickly, especially with more bumps in the road coming.

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