Why Brock Purdy is performing better than Steelers Kenny Pickett
The Steelers offensive line does not come close to the 49ers group upfront
Welcome to one of the biggest differences between the talent disposal between Pickett and Purdy. San Francisco has one of the best offensive lines in the NFL. They have held that title over the last several seasons. They are what happens when your team invests in the trenches at a high level.
It is a testament to this group after replacing some linemen that left the team this past offseason. Trent Williams is the best tackle in football right now, and his teammate is one of the best right tackles in his own right. Mike McGlinchey is scheduled to become a free agent after this season, and he is going to get paid a lot of money on his next contract.
Perhaps people are too hard on the Steelers offensive line after the season they produced in 2022. No, they are not a perfect bunch, but they did get better as they pushed deeper into the schedule. There are some obvious weak points across the line that has to be upgraded sooner rather than later.
Dan Moore Jr. is not the answer at left tackle no matter how you look at it. He has gotten pretty good as a run blocker, but he cannot handle the speed of the NFL pass rush. They need to find upgrades there and at left guard to help Pickett gain more time to decipher defenses in this league before it’s too late.