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Kenny Pickett will have to beat out Mitch Trubisky and Mason Rudolph in training camp and the preseason to earn the title as QB1, but with the Steelers selecting the soon-to-be 24-year old in the first round, it definitely feels like the Pickett era will start sooner rather than later.
The Steelers are hoping that Pickett will be the heir apparent to future Hall of Famer Ben Roethlisberger, who retired in January after 18 seasons. And at rookie minicamp on Friday, Pickett revealed that Roethlisberger called him and told him if he needs anything or bounce anything off him that he will welcome his call., according to Mark Kaboly of The Athletic.
"He said he is always there for me if I have any questions or advice," Pickett said of the call from Roethlisberger. "He is an unbelievable player, a Hall of Famer. He is a guy who I will definitely use as a resource these coming weeks."
In addition to Roethlisberger, Pickett also received a congratulatory call from Trubisky after he was drafted. He also said he heard from Rudolph.