Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers Superbowl odds are 22 to 1.
The Pittsburgh Steelers had a disappointing 2019 campaign. Due to the season-ending injury suffered by quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.
Even though Roethlisberger is throwing again. Also, is expected to be their opening-day starter, the Steelers aren’t getting a lot of respect from oddsmakers and have 5-1 odds to win the AFC North., behind the Baltimore Ravens and Cleveland Browns, who won fewer games.
“Ben coming back from a year where he got hurt and having people question him whether he can return at his age will definitely drive someone. To feel like they are an underdog,” Steelers linebacker Vince Williams said. “But Ben is Ben Roethlisberger. If he is on the field and he is playing and he is healthy, he is a top quarterback in this league. So I don’t think there is any undermining what he is going to bring to the game when he is healthy.”
Roethlisberger credited being on the sidelines last season with helping him to continue to evolve as a leader.
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“I was able to watch more of the big picture, if you will,”
Roethlisberger said. “Then I was able to speak with more guys on the sidelines. Talk with them and communicate kind of what I saw, what did they see. I think it was beneficial.”
Even though he has only thrown in practice a few times, teammates say they can see a difference in him.
“He’s different this year from what I’ve seen last year,” second-year receiver Diontae Johnson said. “He’s more excited. He’s, like, anxious to get on the field and wants to play with us. That makes you want to play for him even more.
“That’s one of the things I’ve been seeing from him — him engaging with me more than he did last year because I was a rookie. He wasn’t talking to me like that. Now, just being able to talk to him and have that connection. It’s just going to keep building. I’m trying to help him win a championship.”