Steelers wouldn’t dream of trading Kenny Pickett for any these young QBs

Tommy Jaggi
Zach Wilson #2 of the New York Jets looks on prior to a game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on November 20, 2022 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)
Zach Wilson #2 of the New York Jets looks on prior to a game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on November 20, 2022 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images) /
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Kyler Murray #1 of the Arizona Cardinals. (Photo by Michael Owens/Getty Images) /

If Kyler Murray hasn’t improved by now, why would the Steelers trade Pickett for him?

A few years ago, I was a massive Kyler Murray supporter. He was my number one overall player in the 2019 NFL Draft, and I thought the Arizona Cardinals made a brilliant decision to move on from Josh Rosen just one year after already investing in a first-round QB. However, as talented as Kyler is, he simply hasn’t made any progress as a quarterback over the past two seasons.

In fact, I would go as far as to say that Murray has actually gone in the opposite direction with his development. According to ESPN stats, Kyler’s QBR has gone down in each of the past three years. What’s most concerning, however, is that he’s one of the worst quarterbacks in the league at throwing the ball over the middle of the field.

This could have something to do with the fact that he’s just 5’10” and can’t see the field well enough. He has also been criticized for not studying film or working hard enough on his own time.

I think that Kyler Murray has immense talent with a great arm and terrific athletic traits, but the fact that he hasn’t shown progress in year four despite a massive contract extension is probably a great sign that the Steelers wouldn’t want to mess with him at this point.

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