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Terry Bradshaw Rallies Support Behind Kenny Pickett: ‘I Love Pickett’

Steelers legend Terry Bradshaw believes in Kenny Pickett’s ability to be the guy for the team moving forward.



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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett against the Tennessee Titans on Nov. 2, 2023. -- Ed Thompson / Steelers Now

The Pittsburgh Steelers are looking to get more out of Kenny Pickett in his third year than they did in his first two years. Between Matt Canada’s poor tenure, Pickett’s performance, and injuries, the first two years were marred by inconsistency and more questions than answers.

But he still has enough believers in the team, and former Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw believes that Pickett has it all necessary to be the guy in Pittsburgh.

“I love Pickett,” Bradshaw said on The Rich Eisen Show. “I know him well. He’s fiercely competitive. He’s a tough-minded kind. Things don’t bother him. I really like him a lot. Kenny’s got the poise. I just want my quarterback to be poised. If he’s poised, then his brain’s gonna be calm, he’s going to see the coverages, he’s going to be quick with his decision making. And Pickett has all of that.”

In addition to backing Kenny Pickett, Bradshaw went after the idea that the team should trade for Bears quarterback Justin Fields. Instead, he belives they should continue to build around Pickett.

“You don’t need Fields,” Bradshaw said. “Stay with what you got. Just build (Pickett) up. Get him another receiver. Give him an explosive tight end. Give him another tackle, give him a guard. Have the ability to protect him. And give him guys on the outside. This is a passing league, now. Get him people out there that can run and catch the football that are smart. That’s their guy. There’s probably going to be a lot of negative (said) about him, but that’s the guy I would go with.”

It seems unlikely that the Steelers will trade for Fields, who will probably cost at least a second-day pick in the 2024 NFL Draft. President Art Rooney II said as much earlier this month, and the Steelers are not looking for a quarterback to replace Kenny Pickett as the team’s starter, multiple outlets have reported.