Who should start at QB for the Steelers Week 1?

Vote for who want to start at quarterback for the Steelers.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have a good problem to have. Right now the team has three quarterbacks who are all playing good football and making a case to be the opening week starter.

As of now, Mitch Trubisky is still the starter but with how well rookie Kenny Pickett is playing a strong case can be made to go ahead and start with him and then fall back to Trubisky but it would be tough to go the other direction.

The most consistent quarterback of the preseason has been Mason Rudolph but he’s definitely the longshot of the group.

Cast your vote and let us know which quarterback you think will start for the Steelers in the regular-season opener.

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Steelers vs Lions: 5 big storylines for this week

It’s all about the offensive line and the quarterbacks this week.

This week the Pittsburgh Steelers head into the third game of the preseason and take on the Detroit Lions. In years past, the third week of the preseason was the one that really mattered for Pittsburgh beause this was the one game of the preseason where the bulk of the starters played. Things have changed from that perspective but we still expect this is be a huge game for evaluation purposes.

Here are the five storylines we will be watching this week.

Ben Roethlisberger offers up praise to young Steelers quarterbacks

Ben Roethlisberger is watching these young quarterbacks and likes what he sees.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers currently have three young quarterbacks battling it out to be the guy to replace a legend. That legend is Ben Roethlisberger, the greatest quarterback in franchise history. Roethlisberger took to Twitter after the Steelers first preseason game of the year and offered praise to the trio of quarterbacks looking to take over his job.

Pittsburgh signed Mitch Trubisky as a free agent shortly after Roethlisberger’s retirement. In addition the Steelers also kept veteran Mason Rudolph and drafted Kenny Pickett in the first round of the 2022 NFL draft.  All three played well versus the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday and it was great to see Big Ben was watching.

Roethlisberger spent 17 seasons with the Steelers, won Two Super Bowls and is a first-ballot Hall of Famer. Those are some big shoes to fill but all three guys on the roster are up to the challenge.

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Steelers WR George Pickens highest-graded rookie from Week 1

George Pickens shined in his NFL debut.

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Last weekend, rookie wide receiver George Pickens put on a show for the rest of the NFL that the Pittsburgh Steelers already knew was coming. Pickens stellar effort earned him the highest grade of any of the 2022 rookie class by Pro Football Focus.

Pickens hauled in three catches for 43 yards and two of those catches really illustrated what sets him apart from the other receivers in this draft class. The first was a ridiculous touchdown catch in the corner of the end zone from Mason Rudolph. Pickens shielded the defender off of him, pulled in the catch and then drug his toes to be sure to secure the score.

Then Pickens opted for something a big more mundane for him. Pickens hauled in a little out route, full extension with a defender drapped all over him but thanks to his sticky toes and a spin, he secured the ball and stayed in bounds

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Steelers vs Jaguars: 4 things we want to see next week

It might be time to get Kenny Pickett on the field sooner.

The Pittsburgh Steelers got their season off to a great start last week with a 32-25 preseason win over the Seattle Seahawks. The team played well in all phases but there is always room for development at this point in the preseason. Here’s what we’d like to see this week against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Check out Steelers QB Kenny Pickett’s best plays from Saturday

Kenny Pickett more than held his own in his first NFL game.

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On Saturday night, the Pittsburgh Steelers got their first look at rookie quarterback Kenny Pickett. The Steelers beat the Seattle Seahawks in the team’s first preseason game on a game-winning touchdown pass by the team’s first-round pick.

Pickett was sharp and showed plenty of confidence on Satuday. Pickett was 13-for-15 passing for only 95 yards but did throw a pair of touchdown passes. Pickett also tucked the ball and ran it three times for 16 yards.

Here are all the best plays from Pickett’s first game as Steelers fans get their first look at the future of the franchise.

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Steelers preseason: Pittsburgh gets strong performances by reserve wide receivers

The Steelers have a very deep wide receiver room at this point.

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Traditionally, the Pittsburgh Steelers have kept five wide receivers on the final 53-man roster. But based on how things went in Saturday’s preseason win over the Seattle Seahawks, the team might need to reconsider this if things continue.

Pittsburgh has their top four receivers fairly locked in at this point. Diontae Johnson, Chase Claypool, George Pickens and Calvin Austin III are all in place and barring something health related, will make the team.

This is where things get a little more complicated. There are four guys who can make a strong case to be that fifth player.

First up we have Gunner Olszewski. Olszewski was signed to replace Ray-Ray McCloud as the team’s primary return man but he showed off his route running and receiving early in the game.

Anthony Miller, a guy many assumed would make the team, missed Saturday’s game after suffering a shoulder injury in Friday’s practice. Miller has experience with Mitch Trubisky but is no lock at this point.

There there are guys like Tyler Vaughns, Steven Sims and Miles Boykin. All three made some nice catches Saturday with Vaughns catching the game winner. Even Cody White got into the action and has experience in the offense.

This could force the Steelers to keep an extra wide receiver on the 53-man roster and hope they can stash a guy on the practice squad. Adding an extra wide receiver would likely mean the Steelers keep one fewer running backs or offensive lineman.

After the first preseason game, here is what I would do with the wide receiver depth chart.

Diontae Johnson

Chase Claypool

George Pickens

Calvin Austin III

Gunner Olszewski

Steven Sims

Ideally Pittsburgh could tuck Vaughns away on the practice squad and Miller ends up the odd man out. Let us know in the comments what your wide receiver depth chart looks like after the first preseason game.

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3 takeaways from Steelers QB Kenny Pickett’s performance vs Seattle

Kenny Pickett won over the fans in a big way on Saturday night.

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett made his NFL debut on Saturday night in the team’s first preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks. Pickett finished with 95 passing yards and two passing touchdowns including a game-winner. Here are our three takeaways from Pickett’s NFL debut.