The Pittsburgh Steelers are anticipated to discover including quarterback Ryan Tannehill within the offseason to offer pageant for Kenny Pickett, NFL Community’s Ian Rapoport studies.
Tannehill is slated to turn out to be a loose agent after spending the ultimate 5 seasons with the Tennessee Titans. The Steelers employed Arthur Smith as their offensive coordinator ultimate week. Smith spent two seasons as Tannehill’s offensive coordinator in Tennessee ahead of running as the top trainer of the Atlanta Falcons the ultimate 3.
Mike Tomlin needs pageant for Kenny Pickett
Steelers head trainer Mike Tomlin introduced in January at his season-ending information convention that he needs pageant for Pickett subsequent season. Pickett sat with an ankle harm towards the tip of the season then remained at the bench within the playoffs when he used to be wholesome in want of backup Mason Rudolph.
Rudolph is hitting the marketplace as a loose agent, and Tomlin does not wish to input coaching camp with out a 2nd quarterback to compete for the task.
“There might be pageant,” Tomlin stated Jan. 18. “I’m appreciative of (Pickett’s) efforts and the place he’s and excited to proceed running with him. However unquestionably, he’s going to be challenged from a contest standpoint shifting ahead.”
Pickett might be taking part in at the 3rd yr of his four-year, $14 million rookie contract he signed after the Steelers decided on him within the first spherical of the 2022 NFL draft. He began 13 video games as a rookie then 12 within the 2023 season.
Pickett threw for simply six touchdowns along 4 interceptions in the ones 12 begins whilst finishing 62% of his passes for 172.5 yards in keeping with recreation. He totaled seven touchdowns and 9 interceptions as a rookie.
The Steelers ranked twenty fifth within the NFL in general and passing offense and twenty eighth in issues scored in 2023. Pittsburgh made the playoffs as a wild-card regardless of the offensive struggles thank you largely to a protection that compelled 27 turnovers. They misplaced within the first spherical to the Buffalo Expenses.
Tannehill, 35, used to be productive for far of his 5 seasons with the Titans. He tallied 90 touchdowns and 40 interceptions whilst finishing 66.6% of his passes for 215.6 yards in keeping with recreation in 63 video games with the Titans. Tennessee drafted quarterback Will Levis in the second one spherical of ultimate yr’s draft, then made him the starter for the second one part of the season because it seemed to transition to the longer term.