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QB2 Kenny Pickett’s Girlfriend Grabs Attention on Social Media Amid Pittsburgh Steelers Commitment to Mitch Trubisky

Published 09/26/2022, 5:00 AM EDT

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Ben Roethlisberger’s departure certainly created a big void in the quarterback room for the Steelers. Even though Mason Rudolph and Mitch Trubisky were nominated to fill his shoes, it seems Trubisky has been failing to meet the expectations, and fans have already started pitching Kenny Pickett to replace the veteran. Meanwhile, his girlfriend’s gesture amid the ongoing drama is winning the internet’s attention.

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The 24-year-old quarterback has been a top prospect, ever since the Steelers picked him in the first round of the 2022 Draft. It was also the period when Big Ben announced his departure.


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After a series of preseason performances, coach Mike Tomlin finally went with Mitch Trubisky. However, his recent performances left a lot to be desired. The Steelers lost to Cleveland 29-17 on Thursday night, and it seems the veteran cannot live up to the expectations.


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He even got booed by fans at home during their week 2 loss against the Patriots. A recent wave across social media began asking for Pickett as the replacement for Big Ben.

While this back-and-forth continues, his long-time girlfriend Amy Paternoster posted a video on Instagram holding a big cutout of her boyfriend, Kenny Pickett, and warm background music to enrich the transition.

Well, these results don’t seem to bother head coach Mike Tomlin. He reiterated he would continue playing Trubisky as the starting quarterback. Apart from the passer’s performance, there are several other areas that have scope for improvement.

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While speaking to the reporters after a frustrating loss against the Cleveland Browns in Week 3, Tomlin affirmed that there are no changes in the team’s plans. Trubisky shall continue to start for the team. “I’m not in that mindset,” Tomlin said.

“I’m interested in reviewing this tape and looking at the totality of it and figuring out how we collectively get better. So, the answer to that question is definitively no,” he added when asked about any changes in the quarterback position. Well, this doesn’t imply that Pickett won’t get a chance.


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While speaking to the reporters, Tomlin assured the rookie will have time to prove himself. “He’ll be given an opportunity to compete, certainly,” Tomlin confirmed. It will be interesting to see if this promise comes to fruition in the future.

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Deepesh Nair is an NFL author at EssentiallySports. Having started his career in journalism as a trending news writer, he has published around 500 articles for various media portals. Although Deepesh comes from a Computer Science background, his fondness for writing has persuaded him to create his career in it.
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