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Steelers’ Diontae Johnson says exactly who he wants at quarterback this week


The Pittsburgh Steelers are going through a quarterback trade this season, as neither Mitch Trubisky nor first-round pick Kenny Pickett has stuck around.

Wide receiver Diontae Johnson is one who has been affected by position inconsistency, but he gave up his preferred quarterback for this week against the Carolina Panthers.

Mason Rudolph, third stringer.

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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mitch Trubisky (10) throws a pass during the second half of an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022.
(AP Photo/Barry Reeger)

“Yeah, I want to see (Rudolph) play,” Johnson said, according to 93.7 The Fan. “I know he’s ready to play. I know it’s probably in the back of his mind like, ‘Damn, when do I get my chance?’ I feel like this week is enough for him. I know he’s going to do whatever it takes to get ready this week and be ready for Sunday.”

Johnson’s preference did not go down well with Steelers fans, who did not like that he revealed their choice at quarterback.

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However, a tweet from Johnson showed how he felt about the situation.

“Hahaha, complain about anything… you care nun,” he wrote Thursday after Thursday afternoon.

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph (2) warms up during the game against the Cleveland Browns and the Pittsburgh Steelers on January 3, 2022 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, PA.

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph (2) warms up during the game against the Cleveland Browns and the Pittsburgh Steelers on January 3, 2022 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, PA.
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Pickett started last week’s game against the Baltimore Ravens, which resulted in a 16-14 loss. However, after only one pass attempt, Trubisky had to come on after the rookie was injured.

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Trubisky went on to throw three interceptions and a touchdown on 22-of-30 passing for 276 yards. Johnson was Pittsburgh’s leading receiver with 82 yards on six receptions.

Diontae Johnson #18 of the Pittsburgh Steelers in action during the game against the Baltimore Ravens at Heinz Field on December 5, 2021 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Diontae Johnson #18 of the Pittsburgh Steelers in action during the game against the Baltimore Ravens at Heinz Field on December 5, 2021 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
(Joe Sargent/Getty Images)

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With the Steelers at 5-8 on the season with four games left in a tough AFC North, the playoffs don’t seem to be in their sights. We’ll see what head coach Mike Tomlin decides to do at quarterback if that’s the case moving forward.



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