The Pittsburgh Steelers face Week 4 of the 2022 NFL season with a whole lot of inquiries to reply. Is Mitchell Trubisky being aggressive sufficient for the Steelers’ passing sport? Is Trubisky even the reply? Is it time for Kenny Pickett to take over at quarterback? Is offensive coordinator Matt Canada lengthy for his job?
One factor that shouldn’t be up for debate, nevertheless, is that rookie large receiver George Pickens is the clubhouse chief within the “Catch of the 12 months” class.
Late within the first quarter, Trubisky was flushed from the pocket and determined to be aggressive, concentrating on Pickens down the precise sideline with a deep throw. The go required Pickens to make an adjustment, and he certain did:
The twisting, contorting, one-handed catch instantly broke the Web, because it darn properly ought to have. The NFL’s Twitter account rapidly blasted out numerous angles of the catch, displaying how Pickens adjusted his physique to the throw earlier than going horizontal to snare the go one-handed:
The play additionally drew the eye of among the different gamers across the league who had been watching the sport, together with one of many NFL’s finest large receivers:
In fact, the catch rapidly drew comparisons to a different unimaginable reception, the one turned in by Odell Beckham Jr. whereas he was with the New York Giants:
The NFL even put out a ballot asking which catch was higher, received by Beckham:
We are able to go away that debate for an additional day — though for the report my vote went to Beckham’s catch — however what does appear clear is that Pickens has given us the Catch of the 12 months, and it’s not but October. How he managed to regulate his physique, regulate to the throw and pull this in whereas going horizontal is the stuff of legends.
If one thing manages to prime this, then we as soccer followers are in for a deal with later this season.