The Steelers need to figure out Kenny Pickett
Like Harris, Kenny Pickett likely isn’t going anywhere this offseason, but there are a ton of questions that he needs to answer. While the hope was that Pickett could become a quality starter for this team, that hasn’t been the case through two seasons. On top of this issue, backups all over the league are opening questions about just how good Pickett can be.
Joe Flacco has looked elite for the Browns while Jake Browning has stepped in well for Joe Burrow. There have been numerous backups around the league that have outproduced Pickett in less action. Even Mason Rudolph looked better at times in his limited run as the quarterback.
While people are quick to lump their blame elsewhere as to why Pickett has struggled, I think it is also time to admit that he isn’t going to be a top quarterback either. Assuming the team acknowledges that they could look elsewhere at quarterback in the offseason.
This doesn’t mean that they will send the farm to trade up for a quarterback, but they could add a capable veteran to push him. They could also sell off some assets and try and position themselves for a top quarterback next year. The moves they make will be telling, as they will ultimately determine how they view Pickett moving forward.
The Steelers season is almost over, but this final game has some big implications for a lot of players. Some are playing for their life on the roster while others don’t want to lose their role. A big game would go a long way in securing their spot in 2024.