Steelers QB Kenny Pickett is ‘wise beyond his years,’ brand-new colleague states

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Quarterback Kenny Pickett is the present and future of the Pittsburgh Steelers, and newbie Allen Robinson sees why.

The 29-year-old wideout informed the Steelers’ authorities group site Thursday that Pickett’s drive makes him unique.

“For a second-year quarterback he is absolutely smart beyond his years,” Robinson stated. “How he leads the charge. His work principles day in and day out. Very focused. He is absolutely beyond his years.

“I was satisfied when I got here. Watching someone from the outside looking in, you absolutely see the skill. Once you really get in the center and are able to be around Kenny, you see why he is effective.”

Robinson likewise pointed to Pickett’s success in college at Pittsburgh as an prophecy for his NFL future.

The Steelers chosen Pickett with the No. 20 choice in the 2022 NFL Draft and called him their beginning quarterback by Week 5. Pickett endedup his novice season with 2,404 passing lawns, 7 passing goals, 9 interceptions and a 76.7 passer ranking, while finishing 63.0% of his passes. He likewise ran for 237 lawns and 3 goals.

Pickett and the Steelers chose up steam in the 2nd half of the season, winning 6 of their last 7 videogames to surface 9-8. The novice quarterback tossed simply one interception over that period, though he missedouton one videogame due to a concussion.

The Steelers obtained Robinson and the No. 251 choice in the 2023 NFL Draft from the Los Angeles Rams for the No. 234 choice in April. Robinson is coming off an underwhelming season with the Rams, which saw him overall simply 33 receptions for 339 backyards and 3 goals in what was a dreadful 5-12 Rams project. 

He invested the previous 4 seasons with the Chicago Bears (2018-21), which came after costs the veryfirst 4 seasons of his NFL profession with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Across his nine-year profession, Robinson hasactually racked up 3 1,000-plus-yard seasons (2015, 2019 and 2020), one Pro Bowl choice, and led the league with 14 getting goals in 2015.

Robinson signsupwith a Steelers’ pass-catching core that consistsof broad receivers Diontae Johnson and George Pickens and tight end Pat Freiermuth.

As for the group’s second-year signal-caller, Robinson currently sees Pickett as a leader.

“Leaders are born,” Robinson stated. “It doesn’t take a lot of time for a man who is a natural leader. I believe anyone here can inform that from Kenny. I haveactually been here a little over a month, and you can currently inform his management, how he leads the charge day in and day out. For a second-year person, that isn’t simple. For a man to be able to take a bull by the horns like that, it’s quite excellent.”

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