After the Pittsburgh Steelers missed the playoffs for the second consecutive season, quarterback Kenny Pickett promised to organize offseason practices with the team’s offense in the same manner as he had with his former Pitt teammates, Post-Gazette Sports Steelers reporter Brian Batko tweeted on Sunday.
The 24-year-old quarterback passed for 195 yards and one score as he completed 13 of his 29 ball attempts in a 28-14 win over the Cleveland Browns. With the victory, Mike Tomlin, the head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers, completed his 16th consecutive winning season, tying George Halas for the third-longest winning run in NFL history.
After ending with six touchdowns, nine interceptions, and just over 2,200 passing yards in 12 games for the Steelers, Kenny Pickett gave his thoughts on his first campaign.
During a news conference prior to Week 18, Pickett stated, “I’m progressing every week, so that’s positive.” There are some things that I’m watching on tape that I wasn’t doing earlier in the season that I’m learning from.
So, I’m still developing. It s not going to happen overnight. I like how my popularity is growing. I enjoy how I’m developing and how I’m seeing things on the field. I appreciate how I bring what I watch on tape to the field and play with a little more anticipation than I did earlier in the season.
Despite the Steelers missing the playoffs, Kenny Pickett’s journey will still go on because the rookie quarterback is committed to working hard to improve as a player.
It’s obviously a long trip, in my opinion, Pickett added. I don’t believe you’ve fully improved until you hang them up. Therefore, I’m going to keep getting better each week, play as well as I can, and attempt to reach the goal as soon as I can.