PITTSBURGH, PA - SEPTEMBER 18: Kenny Pickett #8 of the Pittsburgh Steelers looks on from the sideline before kickoff against the Cleveland Browns at Acrisure Stadium on September 18, 2023 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images)

Will the Steelers switch quarterbacks, hinting at the potential end for Kenny Pickett?

Pittsburgh won’t be turning to Kenny Pickett as their quarterback this week. Instead, they’re choosing Mason Rudolph for the Week 17 game against the Seattle Seahawks, unless Pickett’s condition sees a significant improvement. Despite Rudolph’s strong performance against the Cincinnati Bengals, there are doubts about whether the Steelers will stick with their experienced backup if he continues to excel. Surprisingly, the decision to stick with Rudolph isn’t anticipated to be as dramatic as some might think, veering away from simply benching Pickett in favor of Rudolph. The team appears inclined to justify this choice in a different light. The primary focus right now is solely on making the playoffs and delivering solid performances there, disregarding external speculation about Pickett’s absence from the starting lineup. Discussions about the future will have to be put on hold as the Steelers aim to secure their postseason berth.

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