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Kenny Pickett replaces Mitch Trubisky as Steelers quarterback

Another dreadful first half performance by the Pittsburgh Steelers offense has prompted a quarterback change in the Steel City.

Despite reports that the team was not willing to consider a quarterback change, and Mike Tomlin’s repeated emphasis publicly that he was not ready to entertain it, Kenny Pickett replaced Mitch Trubisky on the team’s first possession of the third quarter against the New York Jets.

Trubisky struggled badly in the first half, completing just seven of 13 passes for 84 yards and an interception. He also took several sacks when he appeared to be hesitant on what to do with the ball and the pressure around him. The Steelers managed just two field goals in the first half and trailed 10-6 going into halftime. 

The offense has been among the league’s worst through the first three games of the season entering Sunday’s game. 

As much as the offense and Trubisky struggled, the interception was not his fault as it was a very catchable ball that was dropped by wide receiver Diontae Johnson. 


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