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After getting destroyed by the Chiefs on Sunday night in the wild-card round game, the Steelers are full steam ahead into the offseason. Ben Roethlisberger hasn't officially retired yet, but it should happen soon.
There's been a lot of talk lately about Mason Rudolph being the favorite to replace Roethlisberger in 2022, and Vegas agrees, as they have Rudolph listed with the best odds to be QB1 for the Steelers in 2022 at +275.
Derek Carr is second at +700 and Jimmy Garoppolo is third with +750. Carr and Garoppolo are both under contract with the Raiders and 49ers, respectively, so the Steelers would have to trade at least a second-round pick for either quarterback. Carr is slotted to make a $19,777,519 salary in 2022, while Garoppolo is set to earn a base salary of $24,200,000 this year.
Jameis Winston (+900), Kenny Pickett (+1000), Matt Corral (+1000) and Aaron Rodgers (+1600) finish out the list. Even though it would be the best option, it would be pretty surprising if the Steelers landed Rodgers or Russell Wilson.
It makes sense that Rudolph would be the favorite as of now, but a lot can change in the next eight months. Mike Tomlin has made it clear that he wants a mobile quarterback to replace Roethlisberger, and Rudolph doesn't fit that description.