The Pittsburgh Steelers are now on a two-game winning streak after their win over the Atlanta Falcons.
With the win, fans are reacting to rookie quarterback Kenny Pickett’s performance.
So what are fans saying over Pickett’s second consecutive win of the season?
Fans Are Giving Mixed Reactions To Pickett’s Performance
While Pickett is grateful for the Steelers fan base, some of them are having mixed reactions with his play.
“We have the best fans in the world…It feels like we’re at home at every stadium.”
— NFL on CBS 🏈 (@NFLonCBS) December 4, 2022
To one fan, they feel the rookie quarterback is regressing.
Pickett is regressing
— It's Dirty (@more_mma) December 4, 2022
However, there is a fan who sees the rookie quarterback making progress.
— matthew luciow (@Luciow1992) December 4, 2022
The praise for Pickett continues with a fan pointing out how he’s stopped throwing costly interceptions.
Kenny Pickett turnovers
first 165 snaps: 8
next 165 snaps: 0
If you are telling me you aren’t seeing improvement you have to be joking. A rookie being 4-4 with zero turnovers the last 4 games…imagine what he’ll be able to do when he grows a bit more and gets away from Canada
— Daniel K (@danielk276) December 4, 2022
With the tweet, the fan also believes the rookie quarterback can grow more if he didn’t have Matt Canada as his offensive coordinator.
While many fans are against Canada as the OC in Pittsburgh, the team still has him coaching their offense.
But back to the interceptions, as a fan points out how his streak of passes without a pick is a record for a Steelers rookie.
Kenny Pickett now holds the record for most passes without an INT for a Steelers rookie
— SteelCity55 (@infinite_prose) December 4, 2022
With the Steelers at 5-7, they are staying alive in the playoff race.
However, this life comes from great defense and flawless play by Pickett.
While a playoff bid might be out of reach, Pickett is not laying down for his opponents.
But some fans wish he did, as their winning ways mean a mid-round draft pick in 2023 for Pittsburgh.
My fear as a @Steelers fan: We’re going to finally hit our rhythm, win some games and miss the playoffs and have a mid-round pick.
I’d rather lose and get a top pick or make the playoffs.
Nothing worse than being stuck in the middle of mediocrity. #HereWeGo
— josh reich (@JoshuaReich) December 4, 2022
While there are plenty of different takes about the rookie quarterback, it’s clear he’s gaining attention from fans in 2022.