Kenny Pickett continues to underwhelm
The injury to Kwon Alexander was devastating for a team that couldn't afford to suffer any more big losses. But something that's almost equally concerning is the overall ineffectiveness of quarterback Kenny Pickett.
Against the Packers in Week 10, Pickett completed just 14 of 23 passes for a mere 126 yards. Pickett's 5.5 yards per attempt and 75.6 passer rating both leave a lot to be desired. Sure, the Steelers were able to pull off the victory, and some would credit Pickett for not making the big mistake in this contest. But if you recall, Pickett had several turnover-worthy throws and he was fortunate not to throw an interception in this game.
Even with playing 'mistake-free football', Pickett and the offense mustered up just 23 points on Sunday despite having 10 days to prepare for a suspect defense missing two of their best players in CB Jaire Alexander and LB Quay Walker.
Considering that the Steelers were able to rush for 205 yards and earn 2 interceptions on defense, it's very concerning that Kenny Pickett couldn't do more with his opportunities. The Pittsburgh Steelers continue to win football games despite their starting quarterback, not because of him.