Kenny Pickett was the first quarterback taken this year in what was considered a weak class at the position. Even with the QB’s that were taken, nothing is really expected of them very much.
Kenny Pickett is possibly the most scrutinized QB coming into the league, and Richard Sherman thinks everything that is being said is valid.
During the latest episode of his podcast, Sherman expressed doubt over whether the Pittsburgh Steelers made a smart choice taking Pickett. The veteran NFL defensive back can’t get past the fact Pickett wears gloves.
“Do I think he’s the quarterback of the future? I don’t know. It’s hard for me to trust a quarterback who wears gloves all the time,” he said, via Steelers Depot. “It’s just different. It’s just different. I just, I have hard time with it.”
Pickett’s hand size has been a major topic of conversation, which forces him to use gloves for better ball security.
“But he slings it,” Sherman added. “He’s effective and we’ll see how effective he is in Pittsburgh. They do a great job developing guys. They haven’t had another quarterback under center starting consistently since Ben Roethlisberger. I mean, Ben’s been there for what, 13 years, 14 years, something like that? And so, so that’ll be interesting.”
Last year at Pitt, he completed 67.2 percent of his throws for 4,319 yards and 42 touchdowns with seven picks. He also picked up 241 yards and five more scores on the ground.
For this upcoming season, Pickett will battle Mitch Trubisky and Mason Rudolph this offseason for the Steelers’ starting gig.