George Pickens just made the catch of the year.
Days before Thursday night football, Pickens showed his frustrations of not getting the ball. After starring in the preseason, the first-year pass catcher from Georgia has caught two passes for 26 yards in his first two NFL contests.
He told reporters this week he was open “90 percent of the time” in Pittsburgh’s Week 2 loss to New England.
“I just say that because I’m a big guy that runs in the low 4.4s,” Pickens said, via the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “I always have a step on somebody and my step is naturally longer than the other person, and I’m actually fast. I’m always (going to) have a step and always feel like, 99 percent of the time, I’m open even though the ball gets there in the air and (the defender) gets time to catch back up. … But I’m open as soon as I get off the line.”
It appears his QB listened to him.