The 2021 NFL Draft concluded this past weekend and that means it is time to look towards training camp and the eventual start of next season. One team in the AFC is continuing to be underrated and disrespected in their odds to win the Super Bowl. That team is the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The Steelers have just the 18th-best odds in the league to take home the Lombardi Trophy next season at +3600, according to NFL future odds posted on FanDuel Sportsbook. That comes in ranked behind teams that didn't even make the playoffs last year including the Miami Dolphins and Dallas Cowboys.
Steelers Super Bowl Odds
It's important to note that Pittsburgh is bringing back injured starters to a defense that already ranked in the top five last season in both yards (310.8) and points (21.2) allowed per game. For example, young linebacker Devin Bush (109 tackles, 2 INT in 2019) is set to be back on the field to wreak havoc alongside star defender T.J. Watt.
The Steelers made sure to use their draft picks wisely and stacked up on weapons to improve the offense, too. They drafted running back Najee Harris (6.0 yards per attempt at Alabama) to beef up the running back position and tight end Pat Freiermuth (16 touchdowns in 3 college seasons) to give quarterback Ben Roethlisberger another red zone threat.
Speaking of Roethlisberger, this is likely his last run as the team's starter and he should be motivated to go out and win some ball games. People seem to forget that this team started the 2020 season with an 11-game winning streak. There is no doubt that the Steelers are a squad to fear again next year.
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