Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett left their 20-18 win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after taking a shot in the third quarter.
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Pickett spent most of his true freshman season at Pittsburgh in 2017 as a backup to Max Browne and Ben DiNucci.
He started his first career game in Pittsburgh’s final game of the season against the second ranked Miami Hurricanes.
During the team’s upset victory, he completed 18 of 29 passes for 193 yards with a touchdown and also rushed for 60 yards and two touchdowns.
Overall, for the season he completed 39 of 66 passes for 509 yards, one touchdown and one interception.
What happened to Kenny Pickett
The Pittsburgh Steelers were victorious in Week 6 beating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 20-18 at Acrisure Stadium, but after every game injuries become a storyline for every NFL team.
During the game no injury was bigger than quarterback Kenny Pickett leaving the game in the third quarter with a concussion.
Pickett now enters the NFL’s concussion protocol, and will have to clear several hurdles before he is able to return to practice, or a game. Pickett was injured after throwing a pass and being hit by Devin White. When taken to the ground his head slammed against the turf, causing the injury.
Outside of Pickett, Mike Tomlin outlined several other injuries in his post-game press conference.
Linebacker Myles Jack suffered an ankle injury during the game, but was able to return to the game.
The same was said when Larry Ogunjobi left the game with an injury, but was able to get back on the field and help put together a winning performance.
Outside of those aforementioned injuries, Tomlin said cornerback James Pierre suffered a stinger in the waning moments of the fourth quarter when he collided with Chris Godwin after Malik Reed broke up a pass.
The Steelers are hopeful to get several players back in the lineup who missed the game Sunday with injury, mainly in the secondary.
Steelers rookie quarterback Kenny Pickett left Sunday’s game against the Buccaneers in the second half with a concussion, the team announced.
Pickett, 24, left the game after taking a big hit by Buccaneers linebacker Devin White. He was making his second career NFL start after being taken in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft.
Pickett was replaced by Mitch Trubisky, the Steelers’ Week 1 starter, and the veteran quarterback finished off a Steelers 20-18 win over Tampa Bay. Trubisky completed 9 of 12 passes for 144 yards and a touchdown.
Before leaving with the concussion, Pickett was 11-for-18 with 67 yards and his first career passing touchdown. He also ran twice for 16 yards. Trubisky would likely start next Sunday against the Buccaneers if Pickett does not clear concussion protocol.
Pickett first replaced Trubisky after halftime against the Jets in a Week 4 loss, and he made his first career start last week in a 38-3 loss against the Bills. Pickett completed 34 of 52 passes for 327 yards and an interception in that game.
He also got into a skirmish with Bills pass rusher Shaq Lawson after he believed Lawson hit him low and “went after” his knee.
The Steelers (2-4) snapped a four-game losing streak by defeating the Buccaneers (3-3,) who have dropped three of their last four. There was tension on the Buccaneers’ sideline in the first half when Tom Brady was screaming at his offensive line.
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