Kenny Pickett has been asked numerous times about his small hands. Recently the Steelers rookie QB fielded some funny questions about his hands once again.
It was one of the bizarre and most talked-about storylines of the 2022 NFL Draft. As draft experts formulated their draft boards and shared their thoughts on the quarterback class, they couldn’t seem to do so without talking about Kenny Pickett’s hand size.
During the predraft process, Pickett was hounded with questions about his ‘tiny hands.’ Sadly, he’s not in the clear just yet. Recently, the Pittsburgh Steelers first-round pick caught up with some of the guys from Barstool Sports where they asked him some ridiculous questions about his hands:
Did your hands get bigger? When was the last time you got a blister on your hand? What happens when you throw a football without a glove on? These were some of the ridiculous questions Pickett was asked about his hands. With each one, the rookie laughed it off as he engaged in a little friendly banter with the podcast hosts.
Steelers don’t need to be concerned about Pickett’s hand size
There’s no question that Kenny Pickett was an outlier when it comes to hand size. After doing hand exercises in an effort to increase his hand size for the NFL Combine, Pickett’s hands measured in at just 8 1/2 inches, via Mockdraftable. This is good for the second-smallest hands at the quarterback position entering the draft since 1999.
The good news is that, so far, Pickett’s undersized hands haven’t seemed to be a problem. There have been a few throws that have sailed on him. These usually take place near the sidelines as the rookie quarterback tries to get a little more ‘oomph’ on the ball. However, it’s impossible to know whether or not that was attributed to the size of his hands.
Many questioned his ability as the weather gets colder to be able to effectively pass the ball. Since the temperature has gone down in games following the bye, Pickett has played some of his best football so far.
Pickett has made it very clear that he prefers to wear the gloves, and that is unlikely to ever change. He’s going to be ‘Kenny two-gloves’ for the rest of his career. If Pickett fails on the Steelers, it won’t be because of his hand size. It’s good to know that he at least has the sense of humor to joke about it.