Kenny Pickett was on the receiving end of a questionable hit by Buffalo Bills pass rusher, Shaq Lawson, on Pittsburgh’s final offensive play, and the rookie signal-caller was going to let him him know about it.
Pickett let the ball fly downfield with the Steelers facing a fourth-and-14 and a 38-3 Week 5 deficit. Lawson dove at the quarterback and seemed to get him a bit low as Pickett fell to the ground with his left knee bending awkwardly.
The rookie QB jumped up enraged and pushed Lawson and even threw a hand at Lawson’s helmet when he stood to his feet.
After the game, he had a fiery response as to why he reacted the way he did.
“Yeah, I got got watch it again, but from my opinion it felt like he went after my knee after I threw it,” Pickett told reporters after Pittsburgh’s fourth loss of the season, per the team. “That’s it. Tempers flare. I don’t care, I’m going to keep playing to the last play of the game, and that was it. So, all good with me.”
During the game, Pickett threw the ball 52 times with 34 completions for 327 yards, but did not record a passing touchdown and had one interception.