What do the Steelers do at quarterback?
Kenny Pickett missed the end of last week's miserable outing due to a self-inflicted knee injury. He spun out of a clean pocket and into the arms of a defender, and the entire motion of the move caused his leg to land awkwardly. The Steelers have Mitch Trubisky at the ready, and he saw his first action of the season last week.
Based on the current reports, it seems as though Pickett could be healthy enough to play this week. Most assumed that he would miss this week with the bye week just around the corner to provide more time to heal. It isn’t official yet that he will play though.
Assuming Pickett does see the field, can he still move around? While some joke that limiting his mobility might not be a bad thing considering his constant scrambling out of a clean pocket, not being able to step into throws and avoid pressure will be a disaster for this team. If Pickett can’t move well, he shouldn’t be playing.
As for Trubisky, there is no guarantee that he will play, but if he does, can he be a game manager? Expecting him to do more is silly even if the offense needs it. If he plays, it has to be clean football. If not, this offense will once again not deliver results. No matter who steps in to play, all eyes will be on the Steelers quarterback this week.