Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin has answered the questions surrounding his team's quarterback position.
Tomlin said Monday that rookie Kenny Pickett, who left Sunday's win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers due to a concussion, remains in the NFL's concussion protocol.
However, if Pickett is cleared to play prior to the team's Sunday Night Football matchup with the Miami Dolphins, he will start behind center rather than Mitchell Trubisky.
"Mike Tomlin says QB Kenny Pickett is in concussion protocol but his work won't be limited at all during the week. Tomlin says Pickett will start if he's cleared to play." -- Alex Kozora
Tomlin said Pickett won't be limited at all during practice due to his concussion, which makes it sound like he has a decent chance to return to game action Sunday.
Pickett, who the Steelers drafted in the first round last April, replaced a struggling Trubisky in Week Four. However, after Pickett had to leave Sunday's game, Trubisky performed well, completing nine of 12 passes for 144 yards and a touchdown.
The 2-4 Steelers, however, are committed to the rookie, which makes sense as Pickett likely represents the future of the franchise.