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Steelers 1st Round Quarterback Kenny Pickett has a Competitive Relationship with Mike Tomlin

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Steelers 1st Round Quarterback Kenny Pickett has a Competitive Relationship with Mike Tomlin

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback, Kenny Pickett is set to battle it out in training camp and the preseason with Mason Rudolph and Mitch Trubisky to be the starter in the upcoming 2022 season.

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Pittsburgh Steelers first round QB Kenny Pickett drops back in 2022 minicamp. (Karl Roser/Pittsburgh Steelers)

Pickett was interviewed on Tuesday’s episode of The Pat McAfee Show to talk about his draft experience, adjusting from college to the NFL, his familiarity with the Steelers, and more!

McAfee asked Pickett about his relationship with Steelers head coach, Mike Tomlin:

“Tomlin and you, how’s the relationship? Good dap ups I assume. I heard he’s a great s**t talker, I assume you are, as well. How’s your relationship with Coach T?”

Pickett responded while laughing:

“He’s been great man, he’s everything you could expect. You know, he coaches you hard, same with Coach [Matt] Canada. He actually recruited me to Pitt and I never got a chance to play for him. Now, I can finally get that opportunity to play for him. But it’s been great. Like you said, he is a great s**t talker, we go back and forth, he asks us if we’re ever going to throw the ball down the field and I’m like, ‘Man, you’re playing all of this zone, play some man to man, and we’ll try to put it over your head.'”

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Quarterback Kenny Pickett, center, the Pittsburgh Steelers first-round NFL Draft pick, poses for a photo with head coach Mike Tomlin, left, and president/owner Art Rooney II, at the team’s training facility in Pittsburgh, Friday, April 29, 2022. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Pickett continues:

“So, I’m excited to get to camp and continue to get to compete with him and the defense. It’s a good competitive atmosphere, man, everyone’s going at it, every single day. It’s really what you want in teammates and to be on a great team like that.”

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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett (#8) practices at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex during rookie minicamp, Friday, May 13, 2022 in Pittsburgh, PA. (Karl Roser / Pittsburgh Steelers)

Stay tuned to watch the headlining QB battle in Pittsburgh unfold starting in Latrobe, July 26th!

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Check out the entire episode below!


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