Amazon crew flubs name of Steelers' Kenny Pickett
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett. David Dermer-USA TODAY Sports

Amazon crew flubs name of Steelers rookie QB Kenny Pickett

Questions abound regarding the 1-2 Steelers after the team's 29-17 loss to the Browns on Thursday night. The most popular one may be: When will Pittsburgh start rookie QB Kenny Pickett?

Pickett, a former Pitt star and a Heisman finalist in 2021, was the only quarterback taken in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft. However, Amazon's broadcast team botched his name on Thursday night. Tony Gonzalez called him “Kenny Powers.” Kirk Herbstreit called him “Ryan Pickett.”

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin shut down hope of Pickett starting over veteran Mitch Trubisky in Week 4 when Pittsburgh hosts the Jets after its mini-bye week. "Definitively no," he said, per ESPN's Brooke Pryor.

After New York, the Steelers play the Bills, Buccaneers, Dolphins, and Eagles before a Week 9 bye.

In Week 2, the last time Pittsburgh played at home, the crowd broke out into "Kenny!" chants. With another week of Trubisky on deck, the response of fans should be interesting.

If the rookie doesn't start in Week 4, when will fans see "Ryan Pickett"... ahh, "Kenny Powers"... err, Kenny Pickett? 

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