The Pittsburgh Steelers have dealt Kenny Pickett to the Philadelphia Eagles following the acquisition of Russell Wilson.

The brief and tumultuous tenure of Kenny Pickett in Pittsburgh has come to an end, according to multiple sources familiar with the situation who spoke on condition of anonymity with The Associated Press. The Steelers have traded the quarterback to the Philadelphia Eagles.

In exchange for Pickett and Pittsburgh’s fourth-round pick in this year’s NFL draft, the Steelers will receive a third-round pick in this year’s draft and two seventh-round picks in the 2025 draft.

The trade follows the Steelers’ recent signing of nine-time Pro Bowler Russell Wilson to a one-year deal, which raised speculation about the starting quarterback position. Wilson, however, declined to confirm his expectations of being the starter during his introductory press conference. He mentioned connecting with Pickett and their shared focus on improving the Steelers.

Now, with Wilson as the sole quarterback on the roster following the releases of Mitch Trubisky and Mason Rudolph, Pickett’s departure marks the end of an era. Despite being a first-round pick in 2022, Pickett struggled with injuries and failed to significantly impact the Steelers’ offense.

In Philadelphia, Pickett joins an Eagles team led by established starter Jalen Hurts. This move provides the Eagles with experienced depth at the quarterback position and offers Pickett an opportunity to restart his career close to his hometown of central New Jersey.

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