For many NFL players, the Pro Bowl is a well-deserved accolade.
In a recent conversation, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver George Pickens cited his disdain over not being selected last year.
“I feel like l got snubbed, there wasn’t a lot of guys in there at the Pro Bowl that excited me,” Pickens said, per NFL.com.
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As he looks to the 2023 season with Pro Bowl aspirations, Pickens will do everything he can in the offseason to better himself.
In his first year with the Steelers, Pickens totaled 52 receptions, 801 yards, and four touchdowns.
Pickens was the third-highest target-getter for the Steelers last season, behind just Diontae Johnson and Pat Freiermuth.
With any luck, he’ll be able to have a more impactful presence on the field, creating a Pro Bowl-caliber season.
Pickens was a second-round pick for the Steelers in 2022 after his impressive career at the University of Georgia.
He and Kenny Pickett were both rookies in this offense last year, yielding scattered results throughout the season.
Pickett has a lot of pressure on his back heading into the season, given that he was a first-round pick in 2022.
Plus, the team has agreed to a contract extension with Mitch Trubisky, giving Pickett some much-needed QB competition.
Will the Steelers be able to make an impact in an ever-evolving AFC North?
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