Steelers early 2022 Super Bowl odds are painfully low

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph (2). Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph (2). Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports /

2022 Super Bowl odds are up, but here’s why the Pittsburgh Steelers have concerningly low odds to win it all next season. 

The Pittsburgh Steelers were a longshot to win the Super Bowl to begin the 2021 season. Though they restructured contracts and tacked on voidable years in an effort to make their roster as competitive as possible last season, the realistic fan knew that their chances hung by a thread.

The reality of the situation is that a 39-year-old Ben Roethlisberger was never going to be good enough to get the job done at this stage in his career, and Pittsburgh didn’t do him any favors by essentially ignoring the offensive line for the past decade.

While fans want a reason to be hopeful about the future, we may want to temper our expectations… at least until we know what’s going on with the quarterback situation for the Steelers. As of now, things aren’t looking so good.

Following the Rams Super Bowl victory over the Cincinnati Bengals, early Super Bowl odds are up for the 2022 NFL season. According to betting odds from WynnBET, the Pittsburgh Steelers are +7500 odds to win the Super Bowl. This means that a better could potentially win $75 for every dollar bet.

While the payout might seem nice, oddsmakers show you what they think of Pittsburgh’s chances of winning it all next season. In fact, the Steelers are currently tied with the Jaguars, Falcons, and Panthers for the 25th-best odds to win the Super Bowl. Only the Giants, Lions, Texans, and Jets have lower Super Bowl odds next season.

Why Steelers Super Bowl odds are so low

I believe that the Steelers are a better organization than all of the teams mentioned above, but when it comes to Super Bowl odds, it’s not hard to figure out why Pittsburgh is so low. Simply put, oddsmakers hate their quarterback situation.

Currently, Mason Rudolph is the only QB under contract for the Steelers in 2022 (though the team is expected to bring back Dwayne Haskins next season). If these are the options for Pittsburgh, then perhaps their Super Bowl odds should be even lower.

What’s keeping them from being rock-bottom is the uncertainty of the situation. Though it would be a bit out of character, the front office could still decide to fork up for a high-profile quarterback during the 2022 offseason. Adding a prolific player who could be on the block like Russell Wilson would skyrocket these odds.

However, if the Steelers decide to go the rookie QB route or even bring in any of the rather unspectacular free-agent options this year, their odds aren’t likely to change much.

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If you have a hunch that the Steelers are going to make a blockbuster trade for a quarterback this offseason, then now is the time to buy when the cost is low. In reality, however, it’s their awful quarterback situation that has them scraping the bottom of the barrel when it comes to their Super Bowl odds in 2022.