The AFC is commonly placed in high regard, as many around the NFL believe it is the best conference.
This is largely due to dominant quarterback play, especially from young players who have quickly become stars.
Great quarterback play is typically accompanied by a solid pass-catcher, someone for a quarterback to rely on.
Joe Burrow is lauded for his relationship with Ja’Marr Chase, Josh Allen with Stefon Diggs, and Patrick Mahomes with Travis Kelce.
While these three examples are typically at the top of analyst lists, another duo has recently gotten a lot of love.
The Pittsburgh Steelers have gained traction throughout the offseason, especially due to their improving offense.
As Brian Baldinger recently discussed on NFL Total Access, Kenny Pickett and George Pickens “could be an electric combination.”
— NFL Total Access (@NFLTotalAccess) September 4, 2023
Pickens was a highly-regarded prospect coming into the NFL.
While his first season didn’t light up the stat sheet, he showed promise to many analysts.
With another offseason for him and Pickett to grow together and gain more chemistry, there’s no telling what their ceiling might be.
The Steelers haven’t had a dominant QB-WR dynamic in quite some time.
Diontae Johnson has been a top target-getter lately, but after not scoring a touchdown in 2022, many have questioned his role as an alpha.
Pickens could quickly become Pickett’s favorite receiver, resulting in a massive 2023 season for both parties.
The Steelers finished last season with a winning record but weren’t able to sneak into the playoffs.
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