Predicting the 5 Steelers finalists 2022 Hall of Fame odds this year
By Andrew Falce
Steelers Hines Ward
Odds of making it: 12 percent
While Hines Ward has the best overall odds of any Steeler on the list to make it into the Hall of Fame this year, they still aren’t great. While being a unique and prolific receiver during his time active, his overall stats pale in comparison to the others who are trying to get in. He was a great receiver, but his odds every year are continuously going down.
This was evident when Ward wasn’t even a finalist in 2021. He was passed up in favor of receivers that have better stats and were more prolific than he was during their career. Most of those names are returning for consideration, and new names like Andre Johnson, Steve Smith, and Anquan Boldin are now eligible to make it into the Hall of Fame.
Again, Ward has the distinction of having the best odds of making the Hall of Fame out of all of the Steelers’ options, which is purely due to his name value over his actual odds. With all of the new faces entering the receiving room, it wouldn’t be shocking to see Ward miss the finalists’ list once again. The road doesn’t get any easier either, as each year a new talented receiver enters Hall of Fame contention. He may have to stay on the shelf for a while now.
While the Steelers have countless Hall of Fame players from their team and plenty more that are deserving, the odds of these five players making it seem low. While Ward has the best overall odds, even he seems like a long-shot to get in. Don’t be surprised to see the Hall of Fame inducting less black and gold after two incredible seasons of inductions.