Following last month’s NFL Draft, league insider Peter King wrote for his “Football Morning in America” column that the former Pittsburgh Panthers quarterback and Steelers first-round pick Pittsburgh’s Kenny Pickett “never got a chance to talk ball with” future retired Hall of Famer Signal-caller Ben Roethlisberger even though the two presumably crossed paths at the teams’ combined facilities multiple times during Pickett’s five-year academic tenure.
Eyes then arose earlier this week when a report surfaced claiming Roethlisberger may have “bad blood” with his former employer over the end of his career.
That said, it looks like Roethlisberger is ready to share his wisdom with the freshman pro.
According to Marc Kaboly of The Athletic, Pickett told reporters on Friday that Roethlisberger called him and told him to contact him if he needed anything or just wanted to talk shop.
“He said he was always there for me if I had any questions or advice,” picket added. “He’s an incredible player, a Hall of Famer. He’s a guy that I will definitely use as a resource for the next few weeks.”
Roethlisberger looks set to at least somewhat mentor who could become his full-time successor even though he and the Steelers may not be on good terms this spring.