Steelers QB Kenny Pickett ruled out with concussion 3:42 PM ET Brooke PryorESPN Staff Writer Close Previously covered the Kansas City Chiefs for the Kansas City Star and Oklahoma University for the Oklahoman. PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett 's first start at Acrisure Stadium ended early Sunday afternoon when he took a hard hit from Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Devin White midway through the third quarter and sustained a concussion. Pickett was hit as he threw and his head appeared to hit the turf after the tackle. He stayed on the ground after the play. Steelers medical personnel quickly ran out, and after briefly tending to him on the field, they helped him to the sideline and into the blue injury tent. Editor's Picks Steelers rookie Pickett hits Najee Harris for first career TD pass 23m Brooke Pryor Pickett remained in the tent for a few minutes before he went into the tunnel for a complete concussion evaluation. Mitch Trubisky replaced Pickett when he exited the game with less than 8 minutes to play in the third quarter. Prior to his concussion, Pickett was 11 of 18 for 67 yards and a touchdown. He also rushed twice for 16 yards. Pickett was surgical on the first drive, completing all five attempts -- including three consecutively to start the game -- en route to the Steelers' first opening drive touchdown since Week 10 of the 2021 season.