The Pittsburgh Steelers finally had some good fortune after an upset over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 6.
That win snapped their four-game losing streak and erased their 38-3 defeat to the Buffalo Bills.
While both of them had a touchdown pass, Pickett had 11 completions for 67 yards, while Trubisky had nine completions for 144 yards.
Despite using two quarterbacks in that game, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin clarified who their starter will be.
Tomlin said he's sticking with Kenny Pickett because "we're going to be steady. We're not going to flip the script now."
— Gerry Dulac (@gerrydulac) October 18, 2022
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette writer Gerry Dulac tweeted, “Tomlin said he’s sticking with Kenny Pickett because “we’re going to be steady. We’re not going to flip the script now.”
Trubisky was the Steelers’ starter early in the season after signing him to a two-year contract.
However, his struggles led Tomlin to go with the only quarterback selected in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft.
Unfortunately, Pickett lost both of his starts against the New York Jets and the Bills.
His struggles in running the Steelers’ offense allowed Trubisky to come in.
After getting their second victory in six games, Tomlin declared Pickett as their starter as a way to rally their troops around him.
Tough Stretch Before The Steelers’ Bye
The Steelers will have their bye in Week 9, but they will have to face quality opposition before that rest.
They will go up against the Miami Dolphins in Week 7 and the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 8.
The Dolphins hope to have Tua Tagovailoa back after suffering a concussion.
Meanwhile, the Eagles are the only undefeated team left in the league.
Defeating their in-state rivals will be a bigger upset than their 20-18 victory against the Buccaneers.