2023 NFL Draft
‘Come Get Me’: Jordan Addison Sends Clear Message to Steelers
INDIANAPOLIS — Does Jordan Addison want a reunion with Kenny Pickett in Pittsburgh? He didn’t take long to answer that question.
“Come get me,” Addison said at the NFL Combine on Friday.
Addison played with Pickett at Pitt for two years, including his Biletnikoff Award winning-season in 2021 where the Panthers won the ACC Championship. Over the entire offseason, Pickett has sent subliminal messages trying to get Addison to the Steelers, but it seems they both hope that it comes true.
“That would be awesome, man. We talked about playing in the NFL together while we were at Pitt,” Pickett said on Cam Heyward’s Not Just Football podcast. “That’s like the college teammates dream, especially like a quarterback-receiver, that kind of dynamic. Especially how well we played together.”
Jordan Addison notes that the transition to the NFL level could be greatly helped by a Pickett-Addison reunion. With their built-in chemistry already, it could become a dynamic connection for the Steelers should it happen. But it is clear that both quarterback and wide receiver would want it to happen.
“Me and Kenny, our relationship is great,” Addison said. “If we could reunite, it would help the transition a lot. We talk a lot still. Our connection is dynamic.”
Addison met with the Steelers and Mike Tomlin formally. There was a time with Addison at Pitt when he interacted with Tomlin and they talked about life on a bench. The impression the city of Pittsburgh left on Addison was a positive one, and he would be all for a reunion in Pittsburgh.
“I met with the Steelers, it was one of my first meetings,” Addison said. “That meeting went well, but I already knew them well. I like the Steelers, and I like the city of Pittsburgh.”
Could it happen? Addison will have to get to 17 for it to happen, but there is no doubt that Addison and Pickett want this to happen. Steelers general manager Omar Khan said earlier this week that he thought Addison was a good player, even though he does not put a ton of stock into reuniting a college receiver with their college quarterback.