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Kenny Pickett will be “major” loss for Steelers

CBS has labeled the trade of Kenny Pickett as a move the Steelers will regret!

Michael W.

It was one of the bigger surprises of the offseason, as the Pittsburgh Steelers decided to completely overhaul their quarterback department. Arriving in town were Russell Wilson and Justin Fields, while Mason Rudolph and Mitchell Trubisky were allowed to seek other opportunities via free agency.

Additionally, eyebrows were raised everywhere when the Steelers traded Kenny Pickett, who was the heir-apparent to franchise legend Ben Roethlisberger, to the in-state rival Philadelphia Eagles. According to reports, Pickett wasn't pleased when the Steelers acquired Wilson and Fields.

And according to Tyler Sullivan of CBS Sports, the Steelers are going to regret trading Pickett before he reached his full potential. In fact, he labeled the trading of Pickett as their biggest offseason loss. 

“The Steelers had some of the biggest quarterback turnover throughout the NFL,” Sullivan writes regarding Pickett’s departure. “On top of bringing in Russell Wilson and Justin Fields, Pittsburgh also traded former first-round pick Kenny Pickett — and a fourth-rounder — to the Eagles in exchange for a third-round selection (which ended up being Payton Wilson) and two 2025 seventh-round picks.

“Pickett will now serve as the backup to Jalen Hurts, while Wilson and Fields will duke it out for the starting job this summer.”

Just how will Pickett perform in his new role with the Eagles, and will the Steelers ultimately regret ditching Pickett so soon into his career? 

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