The Pittsburgh Steelers turned their offense over to rookie first-round decide Kenny Pickett two weeks, and he was making his first profession begin at residence on Sunday.
It didn’t final lengthy.
Midway by the third quarter Pickett was on the receiving finish of an enormous hit from Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Devin White that knocked him out of the sport. Pickett appeared to hit his head when he fell to the bottom. He was in a position to stroll off and go to the blue damage tent, however was shortly taken to the locker room.
He was changed by veteran Mitch Trubisky.
Making all the sequence worse, Pickett was injured on an enormous play that was negated by a holding penalty on offensive lineman Kevin Dotson. The participant Dotson held nonetheless managed to get by and hit Pickett.
Pickett began the day 11-for-18 for 67 yards and a landing. The landing cross to Najee Harris on the Steelers’ first drive is the primary landing cross of his profession.
The Steelers offense shortly reverted again to the sluggish play it exhibited over the primary 5 video games of the season.