The Pittsburgh Steelers have announced that rookie quarterback Kenny Pickett will make his first career start against the Buffalo Bills this upcoming Sunday.
Pickett was the Steeler’s choice with the 20th overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft and will be the first rookie starting quarterback for Pittsburgh since the 2019 season.
Pickett made his season debut last week in the second half of the Steeler’s 24-20 loss to the New York Jets, where he completed 10/13 passes for 120 yards and three interceptions while rushing for two touchdowns. He replaces quarterback Mitch Trubisky, who has completed 59.5% of his passes for 653 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions in four games with Pittsburgh this season.
Pickett was a Heisman finalist last year for the Pitt University Panthers, completing 67.2% of his passes for 4,319 yards with 42 touchdowns and seven interceptions.
The Steelers are currently sitting at a record of 1-3, last in the AFC North through four weeks, with a stretch of upcoming games that includes the Buffalo Bills, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Miami Dolphins and the Philadelphia Eagles.