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Kenny Pickett believes he ‘handled’ Steelers situation correctly

After spending his first two seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers, quarterback Kenny Pickett is set to begin his third campaign with a fresh start with the Philadelphia Eagles.

The change in scenery is something that Kenny Pickett believes that he managed the situation as best as he could.


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“I think the communication is what it is. It was behind closed doors. I’m confident in the way that I handled it. I handled it the way I should have handled it,” Pickett said at his introductory news conference Monday via ESPN. “I’m excited to be here. It worked out so well that Philly was the place I ended up landing in. Everything happens for a reason and I’m right where I’m supposed to be.”

The 25-year-old saw his NFL path quickly change after the Steelers signed former Pro Bowler Russell Wilson in free agency. Pittsburgh wasted little time in moving Pickett along. He went with a 2024 fourth-round pick in exchange for a 2024 third-round selection and two seventh-round picks.


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Pickett reportedly didn’t react well to the Wilson acquisition, leading the Steelers to trade him. He struggled to find consistency over his two seasons, posting a 14-10 record while holding a 63 percent completion rate along with 13 touchdown passes and 13 interceptions.

He now enters a situation where he will serve as the primary backup to Jalen Hurts. It will be a chance for him to learn and grow while potentially building his stock back up to earn another starting job elsewhere down the line.

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