4 of the worst moves the Steelers made during the offseason

Kenny Pickett #8 of the Pittsburgh Panthers. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images)
Kenny Pickett #8 of the Pittsburgh Panthers. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images) /
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National quarterback Kenny Pickett of Pittsburgh (8). Mandatory Credit: Vasha Hunt-USA TODAY Sports /

Steelers draft Pickett

The Steelers are an easy team to figure out when it comes to the draft. They make their love of a player or a position obvious. It happened with Devin Bush and Najee Harris, and it happened again with the quarterback position this offseason. Unfortunately, the selection of Kenny Pickett has to be critiqued even though the team clearly had him as their top quarterback.

As a whole, this class was one of the weaker ones in recent memory. Pickett was the first quarterback off the board and the next quarterback didn’t get selected until the third round. On top of this, Pickett’s ceiling is capped. As a 24-year-old rookie, he isn’t likely to make any more considerable jumps at this point. That doesn’t mean he will bust, but he may never become an elite talent for this team.

The team wanted a quarterback, and they got their guy. That said, Pickett’s ceiling and the talent in this class make this selection questionable. The team signed Mitchell Trubisky, and while he in no way should have been viewed as a long-term starter, the team could have opted for a more potential-laden option. If Pickett doesn’t pan out, it could have a lasting impact on this team.

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The Steelers had an eventful offseason, and while there is plenty of things to be praised from their additions, there is also plenty of things to critique. In particular, these four moves were some of the more lackluster ones from the team. They may end up regretting them at some point during the 2022 season.