Mitch Trubisky said on Monday at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex that he hasn’t heard of any potential quarterback change, but the team needs to improve mentally vastly. He believes the team is too emotional, and even with Kenny Pickett’s struggles, he needs to reel that in to take a step forward.
If it did happen, that quarterback change could provide Pittsburgh a spark, but they still believe that Pickett could be the guy. If that’s the belief, the team has to look itself hard in the mirror and figure out what it is going to take for Pickett to improve on the field.
“I think just being around for a long time you just kinda see the perspective of there’s going to be ups and downs in this league,” Trubisky said. “You’re going to win some games, lose some games. How can you be consistent on a daily basis, week-to-week? And consistently executing every weekend. We didn’t execute at a high-level this week but getting emotional this week will not help us fix those issues. I understand it’s an emotional game, but me being around a long time, the other vets in this locker room, we know there’s going to be ups and downs, there will be mistakes. You have to stick together and do your job.”
Kenny Pickett is the first quarterback since the AFL-NFL 1970 merger to throw a touchdown on fewer than 2% of his attempts career attempts (1.9%) and keeps setting new records on the wrong side of this. Diontae Johnson and others were frustrated.
While no quarterback is coming nor should be expected, as Mike Tomlin defended Pickett after the game on Sunday, Pittsburgh has to do something to get change going. If they do not, the results will start to reflect the poor process. They need to get right with the Cincinnati Bengals coming up on the schedule in a critical divisional game against the Jake Browning led group.