Mike Tomlin excited about Kenny Pickett’s future
One year ago, the Steelers They had no idea who would become the heir apparent of Ben Roethlisberger. They signed Mitch Trubisky As a bridge quarterback who has a plan to develop the draftees.
But Kenny PickettThe 20th overall selection was drafted by. He ended up starting 12 games.
Mike Tomlin, Steelers Coach, is certain that the team has found its franchise signalman after eight months’ worth of practice and 13 games.
“I’m excited about Kenny individually in terms of the growth that he’s capable of making and, and what he’s willing to do to realize that,” Tomlin said Sunday, via Brooke Pryor of ESPN. “I think I’m probably more excited about that because I’ve just been around him intimately now for 12 months. There was some anticipation things because of the close proximity that we’ve all talked about quite a bit, but the reality of having worked with him for 12 months, it’s just more evidence of what we should be excited about — his willingness to work, his professional approach, his maturity in processing. It’s exciting.”
Pickett completed his final eight starts for 1,442 yard with five touchdowns. One interception was also made. Pickett was the Steelers’ fourth quarter winner, going 6-2.
Tomlin didn’t elaborate on his decision to keep offensive coordinator Matt Canada but did allow that the continuity will help with Pickett’s development.
“I think it’s reasonable to expect that to be significant,” Tomlin said. “But we’ll have an opportunity to make it so.”
Mike Tomlin excited about Kenny Pickett’s future Original version: Pro Football Talk