5 nightmare scenarios for the Pittsburgh Steelers during the 2022 season

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett (8). Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett (8). Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports /
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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett (8). Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports /

Steelers still have questions about Pickett

One of the best aspects of Kenny Pickett as a prospect was the fact that he was the most pro-ready prospect in this class. Because of this, I fully expect the quarterback job to be given to him at some point. No matter how the rest of the season plays out though, the biggest issue the Steelers could encounter is still having major question marks about their rookie quarterback heading into next year.

Perhaps he looks horrible in camp and the team opt to not play him even if things go south with Mitch Trubisky. Maybe he does get into the game and looks lost. Either scenario will leave this offense with more questions than answers in 2023. Quarterback is the most important position on the field, and if Pickett struggles out of the gate, the team will be in a bind next season.

This doesn’t mean Pickett has to be perfect as a rookie. He won’t be, as he will inevitably have some growing pains. If we don’t see him at all though, we will have no clue what the team has in him. It will be even worse if he struggles heavily when called upon. There is a lot riding on Pickett, and if he falters, it will easily be the Steelers worst-case scenario in 2022.

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The Steelers have a lot of intrigue on the roster as of now. While there are plenty of reasons to be excited about this group, there are certainly ways that this team can struggle in 2022. In particular, these five scenarios would be nightmares for this team.

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