Steelers teammate compares Kenny Pickett to Jalen Hurts

PITTSBURGH — After a promising end to his rookie season, Kenny Pickett has some analysts on cloud nine with his expectations for his second season. That is especially true for those that watched closely down the stretch and saw Pickett grow as a player week over week.

NFL Network’s Adam Rank was asked who could have the ‘Jalen Hurts-like’ leap in 2023 at quarterback, and his answer was, of course, Pickett. According to Rank, he sees Pickett as a guy who showed strides over the season, and could be a guy who makes that leap as a result of the steady progression and guys around him.

“You know, I’m gonna go Kenny Pickett. How about that internet,” Rank said. “At the end of last season, he was one of the better quarterbacks. Obviously, the first couple of weeks, were not strong, not solid. You started to wonder if the Steelers made a mistake in picking him. But, over the last eight games he went 6-2, but the most important thing to me was that he started to limit the mistakes. [He] did not throw any interceptions. His touchdown to interception ratio was way better, 5-1 [and] they were winning games.”

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