Richard Sherman skeptical of Steelers’ Kenny Pickett, says it’s hard to trust QB who always wears gloves

Corner Richard Sherman is known for expressing his opinion, and recently expressed his thoughts on Pittsburgh Steelers first round quarterback Kenny Pickett. Sherman said he doesn’t see Pickett as a longtime Steelers quarterback, and his thinking has to do with what Pickett wears on the field.

Sherman said:

“Do I think he’s the quarterback of the future? I don’t know. It’s hard for me to trust a quarterback who wears gloves all the time. It’s just different. It’s just different. It’s just, it’s hard for me with that.”

Sherman had some good things to say about the former Pitt QB, praising his ability and praising what the Steelers have been able to do with players over the years.

“But he’s putting it down. He’s effective and we’ll see how effective he will be in Pittsburgh. They’re doing a great job in developing the guys,” Sherman said. “They didn’t have another quarterback under the center that kept starting with Ben Roethlisberger. I mean, Ben was there for how long, 13 years, 14 years, something like that? And so, so it’s going to be interesting.”

Pickett’s hands were the subject of conversation, even before he was invited to the league. His hands were 8.5 inches on the NFL Combineand on Pitt’s professional day his hands weighed 8,625 inches.

The young defender uses gloves to better hold the ball, as well as his hands less than almost every QB to enter the NFL in the last 35 years.

However, Pittsburgh head coach Mike Tomlin does not care about the size of Pickett’s hand. He said what he saw from Pickett overshadowed all measurements.

“I was potentially able to accept that if I didn’t watch him play university football in Pittsburgh and deal with the elements that come with playing in this environment,” Tomlin said at The Rich Eisen Show. “You can get into a hand-sized thing or you can just look at how he behaved in a variety of conditions, and we have those conditions here in Pittsburgh. So from our perspective there’s very little speculation about how he could handle the ball in bad weather, wet days, etc. “

With Roethlisberger retiring out of season, the quarterback conversation in Pittsburgh is much different than it has been in the last two decades. The Steelers also have Mitch Trubisky and Mason Rudolph on their quarterback depth scale.

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