How long will it take for Steelers Kenny Pickett to break Big Ben's records?

Dec 24, 2022; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA;  Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett (8)
Dec 24, 2022; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett (8) / Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
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Superbowl Victories

The ultimate stat is Superbowl victories. Terry Bradshaw still has the most at four in six years. Big Ben did win two with three appearances. Given Pickett is a rookie assuming he plays 12 seasons or so, that is a metric he could easily achieve within the next 11 seasons. Not that it’s easy to achieve by any stretch, but Tomlin always fields a talented competitive team.

He has many weapons on his offense to help him achieve that goal. The first step to analyzing how close he can get to that goal will be the 2023 draft. Perhaps he falls short, but maybe 2023 is his breakout season. He will give it the old college try, at least. Certainly, the addition of Broderick Jones, Darnell Washington, and Spencer Anderson gives Pickett much-needed help in that department.

Passing Yards

Over his career, Big Ben obliterated nearly every passing record held by Terry Bradshaw. In his career, he passed for 64,088 yards. Thus far in his young career, Pickett has passed for 2404 yards. That is a respectable total considering he only played in 13 games. Had he played an entire season, perhaps he could have been around 3000 yards for the season.

Nevertheless, how long will it take him to surpass Big Ben in total passing yards? Assuming Pickett never exceeds 2404 passing yards a season, he would have to play another 25.65 seasons to match Ben’s passing yards total. However, if that’s the case, he won’t stay in the NFL long.

More than likely, Pickett should average at least 3500 yards a season which would still take him another 17.62 seasons to equal Ben’s passing yards total. If Kenny Pickett wanted to surpass Ben’s passing yards total much sooner, he would have to average 5000 passing yards a season, allowing him to surpass the mark in the next 12.33 seasons.