The Pittsburgh Steelers have fallen to 1-2 in the young 2022 NFL season, and the criticism for head coach Mike Tomlin for continuing to roll with Mitchell Trubisky at quarterback rather than draft selection Kenny Pickett has been growing louder.
And to that end, a pair of NFL Hall of Famers voiced their desire to see Pickett under center for Pittsburgh in an effort to inject some life into their offensive attack, which has been largely uninspiring.
“I would love to see Pickett play with these young players on offense, said Rod Woodson. "You have young receivers. You have a young running back. We’ve still got some issues on the offensive line, but I think to let those guys grow together and to mature together and to have a chemistry together on the field is really going to help this football team later in the year. I would love to see them give Pickett an opportunity.”
Soon after, Michael Irvin chimed in:
“So, do we continue the course or do we say let’s try to give this thing an injection, some little hope here? Because I always say hope dictates effort. Maybe we do try to give them a change, give them a different look. Put the kid in and see what everything else happens. I believe it will be a little jolt of energy and maybe, maybe, you start seeing something.”
The Steelers host the New York Jets on Sunday.