Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin has hinted at signing a contract extension with the team and has also stated that there will be competition for the quarterback position, with a particular reference to Kenny Pickett.
Tomlin, who has been with the Steelers since 2007, has been one of the most successful coaches in the NFL, leading the team to numerous playoff appearances and a Super Bowl victory in 2008. His contract with the team is set to expire after the 2021 season, but Tomlin has expressed his desire to continue his tenure with the Steelers, stating that he is “excited about where this team is headed.”
In addition to discussing his own future with the team, Tomlin also addressed the quarterback position, particularly the potential addition of Kenny Pickett to the Steelers roster. Pickett, a standout quarterback at the University of Pittsburgh, is widely regarded as one of the top prospects in the upcoming NFL draft.
“Kenny Pickett is a talented player, and there will be competition at the quarterback position,” Tomlin said. “We are always looking to improve our roster, and if Kenny is the best fit for our team, then he will have the opportunity to compete for the starting job.”
The Steelers have been in search of a franchise quarterback following the retirement of Ben Roethlisberger, and Pickett could potentially fill that role. His impressive college career, which included a record-setting performance in the Peach Bowl, has put him on the radar of several NFL teams, including the Steelers.
Tomlin’s comments indicate that the Steelers are open to bringing in new talent to compete for the starting quarterback position, and Pickett could be the answer they have been searching for. The competition at the quarterback position will undoubtedly be fierce, but Tomlin’s belief in adding talent and creating competition within the team suggests that the Steelers are committed to finding the best possible player to lead the team.
As for Tomlin’s contract extension, it seems likely that the Steelers will keep their successful coach on board for the foreseeable future. Tomlin’s track record and leadership have made him an integral part of the Steelers’ organization, and it appears that both parties are eager to continue their partnership.
Overall, Tomlin’s comments signal an exciting period for the Steelers, as they continue to search for a new quarterback and potentially secure their head coach’s future with the team. With the NFL draft on the horizon and the upcoming season on the horizon, Steelers fans have reason to be optimistic about the team’s future.