The Steelers have made it clear that they believe in the quarterback. Kenny Pickett he’s the right player to lead their offense for the foreseeable future and the latest sign of that came when the team announced this year’s captains.
Pickett is the team’s lone offensive captain and that marks a change from last year when running back Najee Harris joined former starting quarterback mitchell trubisky in that category. On Tuesday, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said he believes the trade says less about Harris than it does about how the team’s players view Pickett.
“Being the only captain in attack is obviously no disrespect leadership of others, but probably more a reflection of each other’s sense of growth and development not just as a player but as a leader within this collective,” Tomlin said, via Joe Rutter of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
defensive lineman cam heywardedge runner t.j. wattsand member of the special team Miles Killebrew They’re returning captains representing other units on the team, but it’s hard to argue with the idea that Pickett is becoming the face of the franchise as it heads into its second NFL season.