Kenny Pickett’s fiancée Amy Paternoster has been a rock for him since his college days at Pitt.
When Pickett faced serious questions regarding his ability to succeed in the NFL because of his tiny, tiny hands, it was Paternoster who weighed in on the subject with a hot take that settled the debate once and for all.
Throughout Pickett’s rookie campaign with the Pittsburgh Steelers Paternoster has been there to cheer him on every step of the way.
That pattern continued this week.
In a series of posts on social media, Paternoster honored Pickett and his Steelers season with a special outfit:
Fan reaction poured in quickly.
A combination of both Steeler and non-Steeler fans couldn’t get enough of Paternoster.
“What a great year,” one person wrote. “This year is going to the best yet!!! Love you.”
“Year 1, success!!! Next season you will be Mrs. Kenny Pickett,” a second fan added.
“Yellow and black looks good on you,” a third fan wrote.
By any objective measure, Pickett showed everything you want to see out of your rookie quarterback in Year 1.
Was he perfect? Obviously not. But he handled the trials and tribulations really well, unlike some other young passers. That’s really all you can ask for.
Eagles are playing at a championship level on and off the field.https://t.co/vO0bBMux6k
— Game 7 (@game7__) January 13, 2023
By all accounts Pickett is a “film junkie” and should really make good use out of this coming summer. If the Steelers add some support around him, he could have a really impressive sophomore campaign in 2023-24.
If Pickett does take that next step in Year 2, Paternoster will undoubtedly there holding him down every step of the way.
A longtime sports reporter, Carlos Garcia has written about some of the biggest and most notable athletic events of the last 5 years. He has been credentialed to cover MLS, NBA and MLB games all over the United States. His work has been published on Fox Sports, Bleacher Report, AOL and the Washington Post.