The Steelers will get more time to see what Pickett can do this season, but has already suffered two concussions this year, the other coming back in October. Pickett had been solid before his second concussion, and hasn't thrown and INT since Week 8 but only has two passing TDs over his last four, full games. He's also added a rushing TD in that span. At the very least, Pickett has turned into a game manager for the Steelers and fantasy owners.
PIT QB Mitch Trubisky - 2022 Fantasy Football Outlook
2022 Fantasy Upside
Mitch Trubisky appeared to be the next starting quarterback for Pittsburgh before the 2022 NFL Draft and he still might be. But he has some legitimate competition in first-round draft pick Kenny Pickett. Trubisky will be given a shot to be the starter Week 1. Sometimes people forget that he had some success in Chicago before taking off to Buffalo to back up Josh Allen. Supposedly the experience with the Bills helped Trubisky from a mental standpoint. He was able to lead the Bears to two playoff appearances and did have some big games in his four seasons with Chicago.
2022 Fantasy Downside
Overall, he washed out in Chicago. The Bears lost confidence he was their franchise quarterback as he struggled to be a proficient pro passer. There also is the Pickett factor. The Steelers would love the rookie to be their quarterback Week 1 because the drafted him as their future. So, Trubisky might not even get on the field unless it is to mop up or an injury.
2022 Bottom Line
Trubisky could win the job in training camp, play well and never let the rookie see the field. Or Trubisky might not ever see the field himself. If you have an early draft, you should probably stay away from Trubisky until he is named the starter Week 1. Even then, we think Pickett will be the main man sooner rather than later