Already Handing It To Him? Steelers Rookie QB Pickett Favorite At Sportbooks to Win Rookie of the Year

Written By Corey Sharp on May 10, 2022
Kenny Pickett Rookie of the Year Odds

For the first time in 18 years, the Pittsburgh Steelers needed a quarterback since Ben Roethlisberger retired. They immediately filled that hole in the 2022 NFL Draft by selecting University of Pittsburgh quarterback Kenny Pickett with the 20th overall pick. Pickett was the only quarterback taken in the first two rounds.

What does this season hold for the signal-caller? Some of the best PA sports betting apps have NFL Rookie of the Year odds for Kenny Pickett and the rest of the rookies. Steelers odds for the 2022 season are also available.

Kenny Pickett stats

Pickett had an illustrious career at the University of Pittsburgh. He finished his five-year career as the Panthers’ all-time leader in passing yards (12,303), completions (1,045), total touchdowns (102) and passing touchdowns (81).

Pickett’s senior season is what made him a first-round pick. He threw for 4,319 yards and 42 touchdowns in 2021, and led his team to the Peach Bowl. His passing yards, passing touchdowns and total touchdowns (47) were all single-season records.

He also finished as Pittsburgh’s winningest starting quarterback in school history with 32 wins.

2022 Pittsburgh Steelers quarterbacks

Pickett does not enter a crowded quarterback room in Pittsburgh. The Steelers signed Mitch Tribusky to a two-year deal in free agency and still have Mason Rudolph.

Pickett obviously figures to be Roethlisberger’s heir apparent.

Kenny Pickett Rookie of the Year odds

Pickett’s Rookie of the Year odds are posted on PA sportsbooks. FanDuel, DraftKings and BetMGM each have Pickett as the favorite to win Rookie of the Year at +500.

Last year, No. 1 pick Trevor Lawrence opened as the favorite to win OROY at +400 odds and Bengals receiver Ja’Marr Chase won the award. Chase entered last season at +2000.

PA sportsbooks will be adding player props soon for Pickett, including passing yards and touchdowns.

2022 Offensive Rookie of the Year odds

(As of May 10 at DraftKings)

  • Kenny Pickett +500
  • Drake London +750
  • Treylon  Burks +750
  • Christian Watson +800
  • Breece Hall +900
  • Garrett Wilson +1000
  • Full odds listed on app
  • Past quarterbacks to win ROY

Quarterback ROY winners

Since 2010, there have been six quarterbacks to win offensive Rookie of the Year. They are as follows:

  • 2020: Justin Herbert
  • 2019: Kyler Murray
  • 2016: Dak Prescott
  • 2012: Robert Griffin III
  • 2011: Cam Newton
  • 2010: Sam Bradford

Roethlisberger won the award in 2004.

Pittsburgh Steelers 2022 schedule

The Steelers’ opponents are set for the 2022 NFL season and the full schedule will be released on May 12.

BetMGM PA sportsbook has the Steelers’ regular season win total set at 7.5 and +300 to make the playoffs.

Pittsburgh Steelers 2022 home and road opponents:

Home:

  • Baltimore Ravens
  • Cleveland Browns
  • Cincinnati Bengals
  • Las Vegas Raiders
  • New England Patriots
  • New York Jets
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • New Orleans Saints

Road:

  • Baltimore Ravens
  • Cleveland Browns
  • Cincinnati Bengals
  • Atlanta Falcons
  • Buffalo Bills
  • Carolina Panthers
  • Indianapolis Colts
  • Miami Dolphins
  • Philadelphia Eagles

Lead image: Gene J. Puskar/AP

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Corey Sharp covers sports betting and gambling news in Pennsylvania. He graduated from Holy Family University in 2017 and previously worked for the Philadelphia Inquirer and NBC Sports Philadelphia as a writer and editor. He resides in Philadelphia and is a 4-for-4 Philly Sports fan.

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