of Pittsburgh Steelers Entering 2022 NFL Season a The quarterback controversy was only amplified by the team’s play from the gate.
Pittsburgh fell 1-2 on Thursday night with a 29-17 loss to the Cleveland Browns. Head coach Mike Tomlin and the Steelers are joined by free-agent Mitchell Trubisky and quarterbacks 10-time NFL starter Mason Rudolph and rookie Kenny, the 20th overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft. – Suppressed the picket.
Trubisky has 569 total passing yards, 2 passing touchdowns, 1 interception and a 77.7 quarterback rating for a 60.2% pass completion rate this season. He also rushes for 23 yards and 1 touchdown.
Former NFL wide receiver Amani Toomer argued on Friday’s “Carton Show” that the Steelers should bench Trubisky in favor of Pickett.
“I will act now [starting Pickett] Because the team seemed deflated,” Toomer said of the Steelers’ offense in Thursday night’s loss to the Browns. I think you have to move on. The whole team seemed devoid of energy last night as they had no one to rely on. ”
Will Tomlin bench Trubisky in place of Pickett after the Steelers lose 2-1?
Craig Kurton, Greg Jennings and Amani Toomer debate whether Mike Tomlin should bow to fan pressure and start Kenny Pickett over Mitchell Trubisky.
FOX Sports NFL analyst Greg Jennings agreed with Toomer, arguing that Pittsburgh is failing to take advantage of its excellent receiving core.
“As receivers, we feel like we’re driving the team,” Jennings said. You have one, but no one knows it because of your quarterback situation. [Pickett’s] You’re young, but you’re going to make that move eventually, so what about now?
“Your defense is the team’s focus. They’re the engine now. You can make this move on a young receiving core while he progresses, gains experience and is exposed.”
Pittsburgh’s wide-ranging receiving lineup includes Dionte Johnson, who totaled 107 receptions and 1,161 receiving yards last season, Chase Claypool and rookie George Pickens, who made an incredible catch Thursday night. . They also have second-year tight end Pat Frey Elms and running back Nagy Harris.
Pittsburgh is averaging 18.0 points (22nd in the NFL) and 272.7 yards (28th) per game this season. Matt Canada is entering his second season as the team’s offensive coordinator.
On the other side of the ball, the Steelers have a defensive pillar of linebackers TJ Watt and Devin Bush, safety Minka Fitzpatrick and defensive lineman Cameron Hayward. At the moment they lack Watts due to a torn pectoral muscle.
Pittsburgh will host the New York Jets on October 2nd.
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