After the Steelers beat Tampa Bay at home Sunday when Mitch Trubisky replaced a concussed Kenny Pickett in the third quarter and gave the team their best quarterbacking so far this season, this tweet was immediately posted:
“Kenny is still the guy!”
Which drew this response:
“Based on what?”
That’s a good question.
What are the Steelers’ priorities? Is it about winning now, or the long-term?
What’s the criteria? Do stats matter? (Trubisky's are better.)
If it’s important that the Steelers stay in the playoff race this season, that changes the decision-making process. The Steelers, despite being 2-4, are just one game out of first place in the AFC North.
If you go by the numbers, Pickett has been subpar. He’s 55-of-83 for 514 yards, one touchdown, four interceptions and a 67.0 passer rating.
Trubisky is 78-of-128 for 797 yards, three touchdowns, two interceptions and a 80.1 passer rating.
But most of you think Trubisky stinks and Pickett has been great.
If Pickett were a third-round pick from Utah and not a first-round choice out of Pitt, you’d think he sucks and wonder why the Steelers don’t have better.
To get more in-depth opinion, read my latest Trib column by clicking HERE.