The Steelers have been a quarterback carousel for the last month. After Kenny Pickett went down with an ankle injury against the Arizona Cardinals, Mitch Trubisky took over, and would start the following two games. After subpar performances that resulted in a three-game losing streak. Mason Rudolph took over starting duties in Week 16, where the Steelers had their best performance from a quarterback in four years, and their highest point total since 2021, defeating the Bengals 34-11.
Now, Pickett says he feels good enough to come back and play against the Seahawks.
“I feel like I could [play],” Pickett said. “I always try to push myself. It’s the trainers. It’s the coaches. It’s how they see me moving.”
#Steelers QB Kenny Pickett said that he feels he could be ready to play this week.— Alan Saunders (@ASaunders_PGH) December 27, 2023
"I feel like I could. I always try to push myself. It's the trainers. It's the coaches. It's how they see me moving."
Also said he never considered shutting it down for the season.
Head coach Mike Tomlin said Pickett’s situation this week is the same as last week. The Steelers came into this week under the mindset that Mason Rudolph would be the starter, but Pickett would be evaluated through the week to see where he was at.