PITTSBURGH (AP) — The New York Jets and Zach Wilson are where the Pittsburgh Steelers are going with Kenny Pickett.
The only question, it seems, is when.
Mitch Trubisky's job is to make sure it's later, not sooner, a full-circle moment for a player formerly on the other side of the equation.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — There are plenty of people concerned with the Pittsburgh Steelers offense, including a significant chunk of the players whose job it is to make it go.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Tailback Israel Abanikanda rushed for four touchdowns and quarterback Kedon Slovis was solid in his return from injury as No. 24 Pittsburgh beat Rhode Island 45-24 on Saturday.
The Panthers (3-1) have been searching for a top-tier running game since Qadree Ollison and Darrin Hall both rushed for more than 1,000 yards in 2018.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A year ago, the limitations of the Pittsburgh Steelers' offense were placed firmly at the feet of 39-year-old Ben Roethlisberger and an offensive line that struggled to protect a likely Hall of Famer gamely raging against the dying of the light.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Kenny Pickett — the former Pitt star, Heisman Trophy finalist and first-round draft pick — might be the quarterback of the future for the Pittsburgh Steelers. But for right now, Mitch Trubisky is their man under center.
Here are things to watch in the Atlantic Coast Conference in Week 2:
GAME OF THE WEEK
No. 24 Tennessee at No. 17 Pittsburgh. The game is dubbed the Johnny Majors Classic, honoring the man who coached both programs, and it's in a series that dates to 1980.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mitch Trubisky, Kenny Pickett and Mason Rudolph all impressed Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin during the preseason with their respective accuracy.
If only the same could be said for whoever put together the team's initial depth chart for the 2022 season.
West Virginia at No. 17 Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. EDT (ESPN)
Line: Pitt by 7½, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Tomlin has spent the past month fending off almost daily questions about the Pittsburgh Steelers' quarterback competition.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The longest tenured quarterback on the Pittsburgh Steelers' roster might not be the team's longest tenured quarterback for long.
Mason Rudolph has spent the past five months saying all the right things.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kedon Slovis didn't transfer from USC to Pitt planning to sit on the bench.
Head coach Pat Narduzzi named Slovis the starting quarterback on Wednesday, ending a months-long competition with Nick Patti for the right to replace Kenny Pickett, who is working next door with the Pittsburgh Steelers after a remarkable final season with the Panthers last fall.
PITTSBURGH STEELERS (9-8-1)
New faces: QB Mitch Trubisky, QB Kenny Pickett, LB Myles Jack, DL Larry Ogunjobi, OL James Daniel, C Mason Cole, CB Levi Wallace, WR George Pickens, DL DeMarvin Leal, WR Calvin Austin III.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kenny Pickett is next door, flinging footballs for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — Mitch Trubisky will have the first in-game opportunity to state his case at becoming the Pittsburgh Steelers’ starting quarterback.
Coach Mike Tomlin announced Trubisky as the starter Thursday for the preseason opener Saturday at home against Seattle.
Kenny Pickett spent even the last few days before heading to his first NFL training camp working on his game.
The rookie first-round pick is competing to succeed Ben Roethlisberger as the starting quarterback of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Pittsburgh wide receiver Jordan Addison is exploring his options.
The rising junior and 2021 Biletnikoff Award winner as the nation's top receiver is in the NCAA transfer portal. Addison put in his paperwork by the May 1 deadline and his entry became visible Tuesday.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The on-the-fly retooling of the Pittsburgh Steelers offense is nearly complete.
Outgoing general manager Kevin Colbert ended his 20-plus-year tenure with the organization by investing heavily in offensive skill players in his final draft, with the hope that his still-unnamed successor is well-positioned for the future.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — On a draft night the Atlanta Falcons focused on their defense, adding two edge rushers, the new name in the quarterback room stole the show.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — It took 42 selections Friday before a second quarterback was taken in the NFL draft. And it was a proven commodity in college, Cincinnati's Desmond Ridder.
A full 54 spots after Kenny Pickett of Pittsburgh went 20th to the Steelers on Thursday night, Ridder was taken by Atlanta.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kenny Pickett did the math 16 months ago. It was pretty simple.
The University of Pittsburgh quarterback could have entered the 2021 draft and taken his chances, knowing he likely wouldn't have heard his name called until the third day.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kenny Pickett stayed in school at Pittsburgh an extra year just so he could move next door.
Now all the Pittsburgh Steelers’ newest quarterback has to do is replace a future Hall of Famer, beat out two veterans for the starting job and do it all while trying to maintain the perpetually high standard of a franchise that hasn't endured a losing season since he was in kindergarten.
Alabama's Brian Robinson Jr. went from career backup to featured back after returning for his extra year of eligibility, improving his NFL draft stock in the process.
Robinson isn't alone. Underclassmen get much of the attention in the draft running Thursday through Saturday, with top prospects often leaving school early.
The Atlantic Coast Conference changed significantly last season with Pitt winning the league title, Wake Forest taking the Atlantic Division and conference powerhouse Clemson largely out of the mix by mid-October.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers sensed months ago they'd be in the market for a quarterback for the first time in a generation.
So general manager Kevin Colbert and the team's scouting staff fanned out across the country last fall and over the winter, watching some of the best collegiate players at the position in person as many times as possible, then bringing seven of them to Pittsburgh for yet another round of vetting in the run-up to this week's draft.
Top offensive players available in the NFL draft, scheduled for April 28-30:
Position outlook: The 2013 draft was the last in which a quarterback was not selected in the top 10 picks.
A dearth of premier passers in the upcoming NFL draft meant the quarterback carousel spun faster than ever this spring.
Russell Wilson, Matt Ryan, Marcus Mariota, Carson Wentz, Teddy Bridgewater, Drew Lock and Deshaun Watson all changed teams in 2022.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers desperately need to find a franchise quarterback —and a left tackle to protect him.
Such is the dilemma the Panthers face heading into the NFL draft, where they hold the No.
6. CAROLINA PANTHERS (5-12)
LAST SEASON: The Panthers suffered through another five-win season under Matt Rhule, leaving the third-year coach squarely on the hot seat. A major problem has been Carolina's inability to land a franchise quarterback.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh showed a lot of faith in football coach Pat Narduzzi this offseason with a nine-year contract.
The biggest job for Narduzzi to make good on that show of faith will be to prove that the 2021 season wasn’t a fluke.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Even though Casey Thompson hasn't been named Nebraska's starting quarterback officially, all indications through spring practices point to him taking the first snaps when the Cornhuskers open the season.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh and football coach Pat Narduzzi have agreed on a new contract that will keep Narduzzi with the Panthers through at least 2030.
The deal announced Monday comes three months after Narduzzi led Pitt to its first Atlantic Coast Conference championship on its way to an 11-3 record and a No.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kenny Pickett spent last fall mounting an unlikely Heisman Trophy campaign while rewriting the Pittsburgh record book and l eading the Panthers to their first Atlantic Coast Conference title.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Every year scouts, general managers, coaches and football fans eagerly await a handful of measurements at the NFL scouting combine.
The intrigue this year surrounds the breadth of Minnesota's massive tackle Daniel Faalele, the 40-yard dash time of UTSA defensive back Tariq Woolen, and the hand size of Pitt passer Kenny Pickett.
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — The pass rushers did their best to steal the show from quarterbacks Desmond Ridder and Kenny Pickett in the Senior Bowl.
Cincinnati's Ridder threw two touchdown passes and the National team had eight sacks in a 20-10 victory over the American team Saturday.
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — The Senior Bowl quarterbacks are vying to be No. 1.
In an NFL draft where it seems unlikely for a passer to be the top overall pick, that means a competition among players like Pittsburgh’s Kenny Pickett, North Carolina’s Sam Howell and Liberty’s Malik Willis to be the first quarterback taken.
ATLANTA (AP) — Michigan State capped its turnaround from from a two-win season with a fourth-quarter comeback in the Peach Bowl.
Payton Thorne’s 22-yard touchdown pass to Jayden Reed gave No.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Despite not throwing a pass in a college football game coming into the season, Ohio State's C.J. Stroud had directed the nation's most prolific offense and was a finalist for the Heisman Trophy by the end of it.
ATLANTA (AP) — Michigan State's last-ranked pass defense can't relax in the Peach Bowl just because Pittsburgh quarterback Kenny Pickett isn't playing.
The No. 11 Spartans (10-2) still have to worry about Jordan Addison, the Biletnikoff Award winner as the nation's top wide receiver, when they face No.
No. 13 Pittsburgh (11-2, Atlantic Coast Conference) vs. No. 11 Michigan State (10-2, Big Ten), Thursday, 7 p.m. Eastern (ESPN)
Line: Michigan State favored by 2 1/2 points, according to FanDuel Sportsbook
ATLANTA (AP) — Nick Patti's long wait for a second chance as Pittsburgh's starting quarterback is finally ending.
“Seems like forever ago,” Patti said Monday.
In the life of a college career, the gap between Patti's starts is indeed immense.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kenny Pickett walked into Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi's office last week and spent 30 minutes laughing about the 13th-ranked Panthers' remarkable season, one that carried them to the program's first ACC title and Pickett to a prime spot on NFL draft boards.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kedon Slovis is trading USC for Pittsburgh.
The former Trojans quarterback announced Tuesday he is heading east to join the ACC champion Panthers, where he will get a chance to replace ACC Player of the Year Kenny Pickett.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Peach Bowl will go on without Kenneth Walker and Kenny Pickett.
Walker, an All-America running back at Michigan State, and Pickett, a record-setting quarterback for Pittsburgh, both announced Thursday they are skipping the bowl game to focus on the NFL draft.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi is just fine if quarterback Kenny Pickett takes his time deciding whether he'll play in the Peach Bowl against Michigan State.
Narduzzi said jokingly on Tuesday he's OK as long as Pickett lets him know the night before the 13th-ranked Panthers (11-2) face No.
NEW YORK (AP) — Alabama’s Bryce Young won the Heisman Trophy on Saturday, beating out Michigan defensive end Aidan Hutchinson to give the Crimson Tide consecutive winners of college football’s most famous individual award.
NEW YORK (AP) — Bryce Young was disappointed for his friend.
The Alabama quarterback was thrilled to find out he was a Heisman Trophy finalist, of course, but believes teammate Will Anderson Jr.
The fake slide Pittsburgh quarterback Kenny Pickett used to help clear his path for a long touchdown run in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game is against the rules in college football — effective immediately.
Alabama quarterback Bryce Young is The Associated Press college football player of the year, giving the Crimson Tide their second consecutive winner.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh offensive coordinator Mark Whipple has resigned after three seasons.
The team made the announcement on Tuesday, a day after Pitt quarterback Kenny Pickett was named one of the four finalists for the Heisman Trophy.