April 14, 2024

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Kenny Pickett's wife, Amy, reacts to QB trade with Eagles

Kenny Pickett's wife, Amy, reacts to QB trade with Eagles


Biggest supporter Kenny Pickett “couldn't be more excited and grateful” about his next chapter in Philadelphia.

Shortly after news broke Friday that the Steelers were trading the 25-year-old quarterback to the Eagles after two seasons in Pittsburgh, Beckett's wife, Amy, responded to the move on social media.

“I couldn't be more excited and grateful!! Squoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo birds” birds in an Instagram Story over the weekend,” Amy wrote in an Instagram Story over the weekend.

Kenny Pickett with his wife Amy. Amy Beckett/Instagram
The quarterback's wife reacted to his trade from the Steelers to the Eagles in March 2024. Amy Beckett/Instagram

“Looking forward to our next chapter 💚 all the love,” she added in a separate slide.

Pickett, a New Jersey native who cheered for the Eagles growing up, will now back up Jalen Hurts.

the Eagles Trade terms announced on Saturday, as the team welcomes its 2024 No. 4 overall pick (No. 120) plus Pickett.

Amy Beckett took to her Instagram Stories via the news. Amy Beckett/Instagram
Kenny Pickett, here in December 2023, was the Steelers' first-round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft. AP

In return, the Steelers get a 2024 third-round pick (No. 98) and two 2025 seventh-round picks.

It's been an amazing few days for Pittsburgh, which has agreed to terms with former Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson after two dismal seasons in Denver.

The plan was for Pickett — who was selected by the Steelers in the first round in the 2022 NFL Draft — to compete in training camp with Wilson, 35, for the QB1 role. According to ESPNwho noted that “internally, Wilson was viewed as the starting quarterback.”

Kenny Pickett with his wife Amy Pickett at Steelers training camp. Amy Beckett/Instagram
Kenny Pickett is seen warming up before a Steelers game in January 2024. Getty Images

With this, Beckett “preferred to get a fresh start elsewhere,” according to the report.

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To respond to Initial report by Adam Schefter From Friday's trade that states, “Once Pittsburgh signed Russell Wilson, Pickett preferred to move on,” Aditi Kinkapwala of CBS Sports Published on X: “Note: The word 'favorite' is not before Kenny Pickett is running away from contention. He was explicitly told by the #Steelers that Wilson would start, reneging on a pledge he made to him that after two years of chaos, he would finally be put in a position to succeed – According to sources familiar with the conversation.

Wilson, who agreed to a one-year deal with the Steelers, now has a new backup in Justin Fields, who was traded from the Bears on Saturday.

During his two seasons in Pittsburgh, Pickett completed 62.6 percent of his passes for 4,474 yards, 13 touchdowns and 13 interceptions in 25 games.

Amy has long been a supporter of Pickett's career as she frequently posts photos on social media from her Steelers game days.

The couple tied the knot last summer.

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