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Report: Fox’s Mark Schlereth Says Steelers Sensational Rookie #8 Kenny Pickett Has His Own Office

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Report: Fox’s Mark Schlereth Says Steelers Sensational Rookie #8 Kenny Pickett Has His Own Office

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie quarterback wants to be a great player in the NFL. So much so that according to former NFL offensive lineman turned color commentator on Fox, Mark Schlereth, the team has given him his own office.

The former Washington Commanders and Denver Broncos guard and center had just worked Pittsburgh’s Week 10 win over the New Orleans Saints over the weekend and joined The Herd with Colin Cowherd to discuss his thoughts on whether Pittsburgh has found themselves a new franchise signal caller in the former University of Pittsburgh star.

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Mark Schlereth joins the Herd to discuss Steelers rookie quarterback Kenny Pickett and other NFL news / Photo Credit: The Herd Youtube

“I know this from having a conversation with Mike Tomlin last week,” he said to host Colin Cowherd. “He’s like ‘man, he’s (Pickett) got an insatiable desire to be good. He puts in the work so much so that we gave him an office up where the coaches are so he can sit in there and focus. He doesn’t have to come up to ask us questions. We’re right here supporting him.'”

Earlier in the year, former coaching great from the organization now a CBS analyst, Bill Cowher called out how the team was managing the rookie quarterback and was worried about the effects of a rough start to the year on his confidence.

The gesture of giving him his own space near the coaches so he can work closely with them on improving his game week by week has got to be a good confidence booster. Pickett has already shown a lot of maturity in his comments in assessing where he and the team were at during the bye week.

Steelers' Kenny Pickett and Matt Canada Before Saints

Steelers’ Kenny Pickett (#8) and offensive coordinator Matt Canada work on the game plan in preparation for the New Orleans Saints in Pittsburgh, PA. | Photo Credit: Abigail Dean/Pittsburgh Steelers

Steelers Prioritizing Pickett’s Development

Having him close by will allow Pittsburgh’s coaches, especially quarterbacks coach Mike Sullivan, to keep a watchful eye on his development and allow them to be hands-on to ensure they keep seeing the growth they need to see for the Oakhurst, NJ native in his first pro season.

Schlereth said he thinks the organization is thrilled with the potential but becoming an NFL franchise quarterback takes time.

“I think they’re enamoured with what he could become but that’s a process like any other,” the three-time SuperBowl champion said. “I think Kenny Pickett is a guy that needs to learn like all young quarterbacks.”

There’s no questioning the drive that the 24-year-old has to want to succeed. Shortly after he was drafted 20th overall by Pittsburgh in the 2022 draft he showed off his confidence and desire to be the best via Teresa Varley of Steelers.com

“When I get out there on the field, I just feel like I’m the best player,” the 2021 Heisman Tryophy finalist said. “I’m confident because of how hard I’ve worked to get to the point and how prepared I am. I’ll do anything, absolutely anything to win. I think that’s the number one key for the quarterback position. I think all the great ones have that or had that.”

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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback, Kenny Pickett (#8) drops back for a pass against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on Oct. 30, 2022 in Philadelphia, PA. | Photo Credit: Abigail Dean / Pittsburgh Steelers

His work ethic is off the charts and the first step in becoming great is putting in the effort to strive for it. The Steelers giving him his own office is just proof they want to do all they can to help him achieve more greatness both on the field and at every other stadium across the league.

So, Steeler Nation, what do you think about giving him his own space close to the coaches? Have you seen positive development from Pickett? Do you think he has what it takes to be great in the NFL?

As always let us know in the comment section below or on our social media!

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10 Comments

10 Comments

  1. Jay95

    November 18, 2022 at 4:56 pm

    Since everyone responds on Twitter, but not on here, I figure I’ll try to start a dialogue…maybe lol.

    Anyway, I don’t think we’re able to see any development per se so far. But, is only been a couple of games. And, I think he was fine from the start. This is a HUGE confidence booster, and it does show why he improved so much for his final year of college…it wasn’t just age, it was determination, work ethic, mixed with natural talent.

    His attitude, his humble yet confident approach, speaks of a winner. He may not be what people would consider “elite” arm talent wise. But, the whole package? I have no doubt that if they stick with him, get him protection, give him a better offensive plan, he’ll take the Steelers places.

  2. Gary Clark

    November 18, 2022 at 5:04 pm

    I say give Kenny the office I also think Najee T,J, Cam, and Minkah should have an office so the younger players can go to them in private to discuss how to correct what ever needs corrected.

  3. Sullaa

    November 18, 2022 at 8:52 pm

    Sensational? Is there another Kenny Pickett on the team? And if so when has he played? How did I miss him?

  4. william C lawson

    November 19, 2022 at 4:18 am

    Absolutely on his way to GREATNESS

  5. onemorecast

    November 19, 2022 at 10:42 pm

    I don’t recall Schlereth ever playing for the Washington Commanders. Go Vandals!!

  6. Damian Badboy

    November 20, 2022 at 7:38 am

    The Steelers Needed To Stick With Trubisky because otherwise they wasted $14 million dollars on a quarterback wo has played and has time under his belt. Pickett Is A Wash Pick Another Quarterback named Max Duggan or Cale Williams or Bryce Young.

  7. Michael Beatty

    November 20, 2022 at 9:20 am

    This is to address any of the idiots out there who readily call Kenny a bust. Yinz know nothing about the game of football! The kid is doing amazingly well considering the pathetic offense that he has to run. This kid has all the talent in the world. No QB can succeed in behind a terrible offensive line and a incompetent junior high offensive coordinator who pretty much refuses to even attempt to use the middle of the field let alone stretch it. If Tomlin would ever get his head out of his butt and hire a real OC we would really get to see what this kid can achieve. By the way Yinz far weather fans will be among the first to sing his praises because as I previously stated ” YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOUT THE GAME “

  8. Tev31

    November 20, 2022 at 10:26 am

    Big mistake! They just separated the team and showed favoritism to someone who has not earned it or anything. Remember some of Browns negative comments about ben being treated better than the team.

    Well here a guy who hasn’t done jack getting treated better than the team.

    Players who have been on this team and playing their butts off will take this to heart

  9. Frances M BACCHIERI

    November 21, 2022 at 9:09 am

    I believe Kenny Pickett is going to be a great quarterback for the steelers. I think that it was a very good move to put him close to the coaches in order for him to learn. He was pulled into a position that he was not trained for in summer camp. If putting him closer to the coaches will help the young quarterback and the team, I say do it. It is not favoritism; it is helping the kid and the team get through this season. We are very fortunate to have him. He is going to be a great replacement for Ben.

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