While the former Pitt Panther threw three interceptions, he also had ten completions for 120 yards.
Pickett also had two rushing touchdowns.
It remains to be seen if the Steelers will have Pickett start in Week 5.
Steelers players like wide receiver Diontae Johnson expressed their endorsement for the only quarterback taken in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft.
Regardless of how the situation unfolds, Pickett had a historic performance during his professional debut.
Zero of Kenny Pickett's 13 pass attempts against the Jets on Sunday hit the ground.
10 went to Steeler's receivers, while 3 found the hands of Jets' defenders.
That's the most pass attempts in a game in NFL history without any hitting the ground. pic.twitter.com/ybf2TXgKBX
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) October 3, 2022
ESPN Stats and Info tweeted, “Zero of Kenny Pickett’s 13 pass attempts against the Jets on Sunday hit the ground. 10 went to Steeler’s receivers, while 3 found the hands of Jets’ defenders. That’s the most pass attempts in a game in NFL history without any hitting the ground.”
Save for the three picks, a case can be made for Pickett having a perfect game of completing all 13 pass attempts.
But he will have to work on his ball placement because some of his interceptions were thrown high.
The Clamor For Pickett Intensifies
The Steelers might benefit from a change behind center because Trubisky has struggled in the Steelers’ first four games.
The former North Carolina standout completed just 59.5 percent of his passes for 653 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions.
His highest output was 207 yards against the Cleveland Browns.
The team hoped that Trubisky could become a solid bridge quarterback until Pickett is ready.
But with the way things are going, they will have to go with the rookie to save their season after losing three of their first four games.