Steelers Lose Rookie QB Kenny Pickett To Concussion

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Things aren’t going as planned in Steel City.

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie QB Kenny Pickett was ruled out of Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after suffering a concussion. Mitch Trubisky entered the game in Pickett’s place.

Pickett was hit by Devin White on a deep pass to Diontae Johnson in the third quarter and hit his ground against the turf.

Pickett exited the game with 11 of 18 passing for 67 yards and a touchdown.

The Steelers rookie threw for his first NFL touchdown pass in the first quarter: finding RB Najee Harris for the six-yard score.

Pittsburgh went into halftime with a 10-9 lead.

With exceptional game management, Trubisky kept the Steelers on track for a 20-18 upset win over the Buccaneers. He completed 9 of 12 passes for 144 yards and a touchdown.

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Written by Alejandro Avila

Alejandro Avila lives in Southern California and previously covered news for the LA Football Network. Jeopardy expert and grumpy sports fan that has watched every movie.

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