Ben Roethlisberger overtly admitted to Kenny Pickett himself that he hoped his successor did begin his NFL profession on a excessive be aware.
Pickett was the inheritor to Roethlisberger’s throne after the latter hung up the cleats in 2022 after 18 NFL seasons — the Pittsburgh Steelers chosen Pickett with the twentieth decide final 12 months, and he earned the beginning job in early within the season.
However Roethlisberger, regardless of ending his profession on his personal phrases, was nonetheless a bit salty.
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“I’m going to make certain clear about this. I’m going to get blasted, I most likely shouldn’t say this,” Roethlisberger stated to Pickett on his “Footbahlin” Podcast. “Early on, I didn’t need you to succeed. … That’s selfishness in me, and I really feel sorry for that.”
However Pickett really understood the place Roethlisberger was coming from, and he has no arduous emotions towards him.
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“He is trustworthy,” Pickett stated Tuesday. “He is out entrance about it, and he is a fan now, and he is pulling for us, and it was actually cool to listen to him say that. … I feel we’re simply going to proceed to construct on that relationship.”
Roethlisberger did get his want (that he appears to remorse), as Pickett did not get off to the perfect begin.
In his 13 video games performed, the previous Pittsburgh Panther threw seven touchdowns and ran for 3 others whereas getting picked off 9 occasions. He accomplished 63.0 % of his passes for two,404 yards.
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Pickett will enter his second season with a wholesome Najee Harris, a sophomore receiver in George Pickens and veterans Diontae Johnson and newcomer Allen Robinson.