Over a month before most training camps began, the first round of the NFL was signed in full.
So does the entire 2022 project chapter for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The star signed his contract Thursday morning: First round pick Kenny Beckett.
Former quarterback Pete was the last remaining unsigned pick in the league’s first round, and finalist of the Steelers’ seven signature picks.
Financial terms have not been announced, but under a collective bargaining agreement between the NFL and the players’ union, starter contracts are evaluated via the slot system based on where the player was selected in the draft. All first-round picks receive a four-year deal with a fifth-year team option.
It ranked 20 overallBeckett is the first quarterback selected by the Steelers in the first round since Ben Roethlisberger went to 11th in 2004. Now, he has a chance to be Roethlisberger’s successor.
During the organized team activities and the mini camp, Beckett confirmed that it was Take the third series actors Behind Veterans Mitch Trubesky and Mason Rudolph. Rudolph is entering his fifth season with the Steelers and was ranked second. A previous public second draft of a two-year free agent contract was signed in March, and Trubisky has been training with the first team.
“My job is really to ask questions and learn from (Trubisky) and watch how he does things and how they do theirs,” Beckett said. “There’s kind of a fine line between this mentoring thing, but we have a great relationship and everything is going smoothly.”
was beckett Reached the Heisman Cup Final in 2021 After instructing Pete to ACC . Championship Game, in which the Panthers defeated Wake Forest for the program’s first conference title. For the season, Beckett completed 67% of his passes for 4,319 yards, 42 touchdowns and seven interceptions.
Beckett finished his career as a full-time school captain in passing yards (12303), completions (1045), total offenses (13.112 yards), 300-yard passing games (16), 400-yard passing games (five) and passing touchdowns (81).
Barring something unexpected, Kenny Beckett will still be the No. 3 quarterback when the Steelers report to St. Vincent on July 26 to open camp. https://t.co/GJKyQ80WrJ
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“He’s doing a good job,” Trubisky said of Beckett after finishing the small camp. “He’s getting bigger and better every day.”
Beckett turned 24 earlier this month and was one of the oldest and most experienced players on the draft, regardless of position. He won 32 of 49 college starts, including the first conference games in the program’s history (Pitt lost the 2018 title game to Clemson).
“He understood very well what it is like to be in the locker room,” Nagy Harris said of Beckett. “He obviously brings a lot to the table as well, and he’s working really hard.”
Beckett was the only player selected from the first 73 draft picks. The Steelers also got a quarterback with their last pick: South Dakota State’s Chris Oldcon in the seventh round.
“Obviously, me and Kenny being rookies, I’m going to spend a lot of time with him,” Oladokun said during the OTAs. “We were saying the day before we were so lucky to get through this together, just discovering new ways of studying and new ways of learning the rules of the game. Kenny captures this very well.”
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