Kenny Pickett

While many Pittsburgh Steelers fans and analysts expected rookie quarterback Kenny Pickett to compete for the team’s starting quarterback job this preseason after the Steelers’ selected him in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft, it seems that was never the plan in Pittsburgh.

According to Fox NFL analyst and insider Jay Glazer, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin is planning to sit the rookie quarterback this season and start the veteran Mitchell Trubisky.

“According to people inside the building – and those people are Mike Tomlin – this has always been Mitch Trubisky’s team,” Glazer said on Sunday morning. “I know a lot of fans said Kenny Pickett as he started playing well in the preseason, maybe the rookie has a chance. But that’s not been the plan there in Pittsburgh.”

Glazer revealed that under the current plan, Pickett will sit the entire season and learn behind Trubisky.

“I talked to Mike [Tomlin] again this morning about it and he said ‘look, this is Trubisky’s team.'” Glazer said. “His plan is to sit Kenny Pickett all season long, and just let him sit and learn in his rookie season.”

Of course, this plan could always change due to injury or player performance as Pickett is the No. 2 quarterback on the depth chart. But as of now, this is Trubisky’s team.