Pittsburgh Steelers starting QB odds come down to Kenny Pickett and Mitchell Trubisky.

Pittsburgh Steelers Starting Quarterback Odds: Trubisky Or Pickett?

The future Steelers quarterback was one of the biggest subplots of this past NFL offseason. Would they draft a rookie? Would they trade for Aaron Rodgers? Would the dried husk of Ben Roethlisberger’s body make an encore appearance that nobody asked for?

Well, fast-forward to preseason 2022, and we finally have our answer, sort of. Well into training camp and early practice games and the Steelers starting QB isn’t yet known, but we’ve got a battle between the veteran Mitchell Trubisky and rookie Kenny Pickett.

Oddsmakers over at Sportsbook and Sportsbook have released Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback odds for the starting QB job, as well as some individual props for both Pickett and Trubisky in other passing markets. Below, we break down those odds and some of our best Steelers QB prop picks.

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Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterback Odds: Who Will Start For The Steelers In Week 1?

Who will start Week 1 for the pittsburgh steelers in the 2022 season?
PlayerAmerican Odds
Mitchell Trubisky-350
Kenny Pickett+225

Odds as of August 26 at Sportsbook

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Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterback Odds: Next QB Possibilities

Mitchell Trubisky (-350)

Yes, really. The guy who lost favor in Chicago and sat backup in Buffalo is now the presumptive favorite to win the Steelers QB1 job out of camp this year.

Trubisky has been remarkably fine at QB during his five NFL seasons, but he’s flashed far more downside than up. With 64 passing touchdowns and 38 interceptions in his career, bad decisions have plagued the QB at times, though some of that falls on bad play-calling with the Bears.

Maybe a fresh opportunity in Pittsburgh and a year to learn behind Josh Allen in Buffalo are exactly what Trubisky needed to fulfill his top-pick potential. More likely, he’s a suitable game manager who won’t outright lose the Steelers any games early in the season and will give this next guy a chance to ease into the NFL.

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Kenny Pickett (+225)

The 20th pick in the 2022 NFL Draft and the first QB off the board, it was a match made in heaven for Pickett, who played his college football at Pitt on the same field he will play his home games on for the Steelers.

Although it is clear the Steelers would like to start Pickett at some point, it may not be in Week 1 of this season. Despite strong preseason performances and praise from coaches for Pickett, it is quite common for rookie QBs to sit on the sideline for at least the first few games of the season.

Everything Steelers coach Mike Tomlin has said leads us to believe that Pickett will open the season as the backup behind Trubisky, but there’s always a chance things change at the end of the preseason. A few good practices, one good preseason game, or an injury could certainly shake the Pittsburgh QB landscape up, so maybe Pickett is worth a QB1 bet.

Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterback Props

Trubisky Comeback Player of the Year: +1000

Trubisky will likely have to hold off Pickett for the entire year to earn this award, but after poor performance in Chicago and sitting as a backup all last year, he’s got a very real case for Comeback Player.

He currently sits sixth in the award odds, with his +1000 odds implying a 9.09 percent chance at victory. Titans RB Derrick Henry leads the odds, with QB Jameis Winston, WR Michael Thomas, RB Christian McCaffrey and QB Daniel Jones also in contention.

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Pickett Offensive Rookie of the Year: +900

At +900 odds, the Steelers’ rookie QB has an implied chance to take home the OROTY of 10.00 percent.  He trails only teammate WR George Pickens and Jets rookie RB Breece Hall.

Pickett has proven he can play at this level, completing 19 of 22 passing attempts for as many passing touchdowns as incompletions in the preseason so far. If he snags this starting job early enough from Trubisky, he’ll be a near lock for Rookie of the Year.

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