The Pittsburgh Steelers can’t seem to catch a break right now.
Just when it seemed like they were right on track after firing offensive coordinator Matt Canada, Kenny Pickett suffered an ankle injury.
Mitch Trubisky has subbed in to replace him, and as you may know by not, he hasn’t found that much success.
Unfortunately, it seems like Pickett still needs to clear some hurdles, as head coach Mike Tomlin just announced that the second-year pro would miss Sunday’s game vs. the Indianapolis Colts (via Ari Meirov on Twitter).
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) December 11, 2023
Trubisky struggled mightily against the New England Patriots’ stout defense, completing 22 of 35 passes for 190 yards, one touchdown, and one interception.
The Steelers failed to hit the ground running on Thursday, falling to a 21-3 deficit shortly before the end of the first half.
Trubisky did manage to make it a close game by rushing for a score early in the fourth quarter and then completing a two-point conversion, but he failed to finish the job later in the game.
The Steelers are now sitting on a 7-6 record and desperately crave a win to stay in contention for a wild card spot, especially after both the Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns won their games this week.
The jury is still out on Kenny Pickett as the team’s quarterback going forward, but even though he has been far from impressive this season, he did look more comfortable in his first game without Canada, and he gives Pittsburgh a better chance to win games than any other signal-caller on the roster right now.