Why Brock Purdy is performing better than Steelers Kenny Pickett
Kenny Pickett was not able to have as successful of a rookie season with the Steelers as Brock Purdy for a multitude of reasons.
Kenny Pickett had an up-and-down rookie year, which reflected the outcome of his team in most instances. Every week seemed to bring a new storyline along with it, no matter if it was positive or negative. One thing people love to do, especially when it comes to quarterbacks is to compare them to each other.
It is a trend that has happened forever and will not end anytime soon. Pickett is starting to get compared to the success of fellow rookie Brock Purdy over the last several weeks. Pickett was a first-round pick by the Steelers while Purdy was the last selection in the draft by the 49ers. There are many reasons why Purdy is doing a lot of positive things this season that Pickett could not accomplish.
49ers defense is the best in the NFL right now even if Pittsburgh isn’t bad
The main reason for the black and gold finishing with a winning record this past season was because of their defense. They struggled at different points in the schedule, but they found their footing in the final stretch. They are not the weak point for this club, but they are not as good as the defense that calls the bay area home.
No defense in the NFL was better than the San Francisco 49ers group in recent years. They have playmakers at every tier of their unit. They have great talent in the trenches, at linebacker, and in the secondary as well. This has led to less pressure on Purdy to produce high numbers and set him up in winning situations when he gets the ball. Setting up your rookie quarterback with a short field and keeping the opposition out of the end zone will do wonders for the quarterback’s confidence.