The preseason was a real eye-opener for anyone who wondered if Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett is good enough to compete with the top quarterbacks in the NFL. According to Pro Football Focus, Pickett’s 94.7 grade was the highest of any quarterback in the preseason.
Pickett played five offensive series in the preseason. All five of those series ended with a Steelers touchdown. And they were not the plodding, methodical drives fans have come to expect from a Steelers offense. Pickett showed incredible poise and was fearless about taking shots downfield.
— PFF (@PFF) August 28, 2023
Pickett’s numbers in the preseason are remarkable. Here is how they break down:
158.3 Quarterback Rating
199 Passing Yards
86.6 Completion Percentage
13.2 Yards Per Attempt
Last season, Pickett only averaged 184.9 passing yards per game. If the preseason is any indication, Pickett could blow any projections about him out of the water as the Steelers return to being a contender in the crowded AFC.