Kenny Pickett looking better than Mitch Trubisky
I’ve heard fans argue both sides of this, and they typically conclude that they just want the better quarterback to win out. I don’t necessarily disagree with that… but I do want the better quarterback at Steelers training camp to be Kenny Pickett for several reasons.
First of all, Pickett was drafted to be the future of the franchise — not Mitch Trubisky. Whether we liked him as a prospect or not is irrelevant at this point. We know that Pickett is going to be the guy that Pittsburgh will give every opportunity to succeed.
While Trubisky could prove to be a solid stop-gap starter if he gets the nod from the gate, we would only be delaying the inevitable, which is that Pickett is eventually going to get the job.
Considering that Pickett is already a 24-year-old rookie, I don’t want him to have to redshirt his first season and take a shot at winning the job again at age 25. I know good quarterbacks can last a long time, but Pittsburgh’s best shot at a Super Bowl in the near future is going to come with a quality Kenny Pickett on a cheap rookie deal. We should be rooting for him to look like the better QB at camp for the sake of the franchise.