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Steelers fans shower Kenny Beckett with chants in dramatic debut

Steelers fans shower Kenny Beckett with chants in dramatic debut

Fans in Pittsburgh are already chanting about Kenny Beckett.

It has a three-pronged competition To be named Khalifa Ben Roethlisberger, retired As the Steelers quarterback, Beckett enjoyed a solid pre-season appearance with a game-winning touchdown pass with three seconds remaining from Saturday night in a 32-25 victory over the Seahawks.

Beckett, the 20th overall pick in the draft from a nearby house, is vying for the first job with free agent Mitchell Trubesky and Mason Rudolph. The rookie completed 13 of 15 passes for 95 yards in the second half with two touchdowns, including a 24-yard result for Tyler Vons in the closing seconds.

“Really, the whole night was special,” Beckett said after the match. According to a Pittsburgh Tribune review. “The first player to play in the NFL, to finish that way on that field with a lot of family and friends there, it was fantastic.”

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said the opening game was a “good first time for all three quarterbacks,” with Trubisky and Rudolph both throwing touchdown passes in the first half.

But many fans in Acresor Stadium They made their feelings known through multiple chants of “Kenny” during Beckett’s time on the field.

“I would be lying if I said I didn’t [hear it]Beckett said. “It was an incredible feeling. It was really cold. It was special.”

Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett celebrates after being relegated on Saturday.
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Kenny Beckett slaps the crowd after the Steelers' victory over the Seahawks on Saturday.
Kenny Beckett slaps the crowd after the Steelers’ victory over the Seahawks on Saturday.
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“He moved his group, played situational football, and displayed a competitive spirit,” Tomlin added. “Lots of good things to build on.”

Roethlisberger, a six-time Pro Bowler, was the Steelers’ starter for 18 seasons, leading the team to two Super Bowl titles out of three in the championship game.

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