As it stands, rookie quarterback Kenny Pickett sits as the third quarterback on the Steelers’ depth chart, but Vegas oddsmakers seem to think that’ll be changing in the near future.
After dazzling in his extended preseason performance on Saturday, Pickett is among the favorites in odds for Offensive Rookie of the Year for the upcoming season.
Check out the full odds below, via Draftkings:
2022 NFL Offensive Rookie Of The Year Odds
- Breece Hall: +850
- Kenny Pickett +900
- Chris Olave +1000
- Skyy Moore +1000
- George Pickens +1100
- Jalen Tolbert +1200
- Romeo Doubs +1400
- Garrett Wilson +1400
- Drake London +1400
- Treylon Burks +1400
- Kenneth Walker III +1600
- Christian Watson +1600
- Dameon Pierce +1600
- James Cook +1800
In the preseason game against the Jaguars, Kenny Pickett completed six of his seven passes thrown for 76 yards and a touchdown.
Mason Rudolph also shined, going 17/21 for 127 yards and a touchdown, but the reports out of Pittsburgh are that they might be looking to move the veteran backup, which would pave the way for a two-horse competition between Pickett and Mitchell Trubisky.
After the game, Mike Tomlin was especially impressed with Pickett’s ability to get the Steelers down the field for a scoring drive as the first half was winding down.
“It’s probably who he is,” Tomlin said of Pickett’s ability to succeed under pressure via NFL.com. “I know he did it next door (at the University of Pittsburgh). He probably did it in high school and he probably did it in little league. Some things, people are born with.”
Regardless of who Mike Tomlin tabs as his starter for Week One, it’s only a matter of time before the Steelers turn their offense over to the young Kenny Pickett.
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