Kenny Pickett made the decision to return to Pitt to not only work on his game in order to improve his NFL Draft stock but also try and lead this program to a Coastal Division Championship.
Pickett has no doubt impressed NFL scouts with his early season play but has also won over the Pitt fan base with his leaderships skills, toughness, play on the field and his obvious love for this Pitt program.
Statistically, the game on Saturday wasn’t his best college performance but statistics aside, it was one of, if not his most impressive performance in a Panther uniform. He made all the right and smart decision, his throws were near perfect and without a doubt was the best player on the football field.
The conversation should be starting about where Pickett ranks with quarterbacks that have played at Pitt. Dan Marino is obviously the best, but who is No. 2? Pickett is making a serious case that it should be him. This coming Saturday against Western Michigan, No. 8 has a chance to vault up in the Pitt record book for career passing yards. He currently stands at No. 5 with 8,256 but is only 342 yards away from passing up Marino for the No. 2 spot. Alex Van Pelt is the all-time leader with 11,267. With his one yard TD vs. the Vols, Pickett is tied with Rick Trocano (1977-80) for rushing TD’s by a quarterback with 16.
Our PSN Poll Question today is who is Pitt’s best quarterback since Dan Marino?