The Steelers quarterback competition took on a new form on Saturday night as the Steelers played the Jacksonville Jaguars. While the offensive line faltered and made all the quarterbacks run for their lives, Mitch Trubisky and Kenny Pickett still went to battle with their varsity reps. The Jaguars and Steelers both played their starters well into the second quarter, so both players got their extended looks.
Pickett got himself two drives, but he only ended up playing eight snaps. Still, he made his presence felt in those limited snaps. While a nice throw to Chase Claypool on a third and long was taken back due to a holding call, Pickett was surgical on the next drive.
Pickett took the field with 1:05 left in the first half. He hit Diontae Johnson for a 17-yard gain on the first play. The next play was an 11-yard completion to Pat Freiermuth. Then, it was a 24-yard throw to Freiermuth. Pickett then zipped a tight throw to Diontae Johnson for an 11-yard TD, but offsetting penalties wiped it away.