Some people within the Pittsburgh Steelers organization — and fan base — still aren’t convinced about Kenny Pickett’s prospect as the quarterback for the future.
That’s fair and valid, as he’s been up and down since entering the league, and while he’s shown some glimpses of great play, he’s also left something to be desired more often than not.
Notably, it’s not like he was never put in a position to succeed anyway, as Matt Canada’s offense was stagnant and predictable, and his play-calling wasn’t much better either.
That’s why it was far from a surprise to see that the team would finally part ways with the controversial OC.
The Steelers offense ranks 28th in points per game (16.6), 28th in yards per game (280.1), and 31st in passing yards per game (170) this season.
They have been outgained in every game. https://t.co/vjoHvVyAbw
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 21, 2023
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Steelers’ offense is currently the fourth-worst in the league in terms of both passing yards per game (2801.) and points per game (16.6), all while being the second-worst team in passing yards per game (170).
Schefter also pointed out that the Steelers have been outgained in every single game they’ve played thus far, which only makes their 6-4 record all the more bizarre and impressive.
Mike Tomlin is obviously one of the best and savviest head coaches in the league, and the Steelers continue to have one of the best defensive units in recent NFL history, which is the only reason why they’re still in contention despite their well-documented offensive woes.
And now that Canada is no longer in the picture, it’ll take a lot for Pickett to finally take a leap forward and prove that he can be the guy they need.