Kenny Pickett denies rumors that he refused to be Steelers' No. 2 QB in win over Seahawk

Kenny Pickett was inactive for the Pittsburgh Steelers' victory over the Seattle Seahawks, and he made it clear on Tuesday that it wasn't his decision.

Responding to allegations that he declined to suit up as Pittsburgh's No. 2 quarterback

on Sunday while Mason Rudolph began, Pickett informed reporters that the team's trainers made the decision for him not to play and that he would've started if deemed healthy.

He went on to suggest that he will dress for the Steelers' game against the Baltimore Ravens on Saturday

after picking up Rudolph while moaning about personal insults, according to ESPN's Brooke Pryor:

after picking up Rudolph while moaning about personal insults, according to ESPN's Brooke Pryor:

Pickett hasn't played since undergoing TightRope surgery on his right ankle in early December.

There had been talk that he would return in the coming weeks, but he was ruled out of both games,

leaving Rudolph to start.Mark Madden of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review tweeted after Pickett was declared inactive,

"Pickett 100 percent refused to be the backup." On a radio interview, The Athletic's Mark Kaboly said he was

"very, very highly skeptical" that Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin made the choice to keep Pickett out.

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