It’s been no secret that the Pittsburgh Steelers offense has been lackluster to start the 2022-23 NFL season, scoring just four offensive touchdowns through their first three games of the season. But as one stat points out, it hasn’t just been bad – it’s been worse than last year’s worst team.
According to Bill Barnwell, the currently Steelers have what would have been the worst touchdown rate in the NFL last season, even worse than the New York Giants‘ notoriously terrible offense last year.
Steelers have four touchdowns on 34 drives (11.8%) so far this season.
That would have been the worst rate in football a year ago, just below the Giants at 12.2%.
— Bill Barnwell (@billbarnwell) September 23, 2022
“Steelers have four touchdowns on 34 drives (11.8%) so far this season. That would have been the worst rate in football a year ago, just below the Giants at 12.2%,” Barnwell said in a Tweet.
It’s a shocking stat, but maybe it shouldn’t be all that shocking considering what the team has looked like on the field. Regardless, the NFL world had plenty to say about the eye-popping stat on Twitter, with many suggesting that the team should make a quarterback change from starter Mitchell Trubisky to rookie Kenny Pickett.
Ben Roethlisberger could throw lefty and have a better night than Mitchell Trubisky. https://t.co/oUAAhkDzAR
— John Lund (@lundinbridge) September 23, 2022
I didn't think it was humanly possible to be a worse offense than last year's Giants. Dear Christ https://t.co/1KYytCbt8Z
— Shervon Fakhimi (@ShervonFakhimi) September 23, 2022
getting 5 TOs including a pick-six and needing OT and a long snapper disaster to win a game was not a good sign even though it probably felt nice
— Rodger Sherman (@rodger) September 23, 2022
Patriots … pic.twitter.com/FM4zM8rMpw
— Greg A. Bedard (@GregABedard) September 23, 2022
It’s almost like Trubisky, just saying, isn’t that good
— Evan Adrian (@evanadrian) September 23, 2022
Those hoping to see Pickett next week will likely be disappointed as Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin shot down any talk of a potential quarterback change after the game on Thursday night.