I really didn’t want to write about this. I was hoping Kenny Pickett would be the guy.
But after 23 games, 22 starts, Pickett is not the answer for the Steelers.
The Steelers 2022 first round draft pick has one touchdown in the past five games, two in the past seven and six all season (10 games).
Since the beginning of October, Pickett has two passing touchdowns.
To be fair to Pickett, he isn’t the only reason for the Steelers having one of the worst offenses in recent memory.
Offensive coordinator Matt Canada had another miserable game plan. The Steelers had at least five plays begin behind the line of scrimmage.
Diontae Johnson is missing catches and there are issues with communication and staying on the same page.
So, it’s not all Kenny, but it’s getting close.
Consider some of these numbers from the NFL on CBS.
Out of the 315 quarterbacks with at least 500 pass attempts since the NFL/AFC merger, Kenny Pickett is the only one who has thrown a touchdown on less than two percent of his passes, 1.9 percent to be exact.
And this one may be the most damning:
Pickett hasn’t had over 200 yards during a game since the win against the Los Angeles Rams on October 22.
You’re telling me Mitch Trubisky or Mason Rudolph couldn’t get at least 100 yards a game?
Pickett has been known for his fourth quarter comebacks but on Sunday, He was outplayed by fifth-round rookie QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson.