With the college football season set to start in earnest this Saturday, 2022 Heisman Trophy market is heating up across the board. Several players see favorable odds for the prestigious award.
The Heisman Trophy remains one of the most iconic awards in the sports world. Awarded since 1935, the Heisman Trophy goes to college football’s most outstanding player each year. Every season, players vie for this lasting honor and bettors gauge potential winners. The 2022 Heisman Trophy odds feature several of the game’s top talents entering college football’s newest season.
Over the years, 10 members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame have won the Heisman Trophy, including Charles Woodson, the only defensive player to have earned the honor. Ohio State, Oklahoma, and Notre Dame stand even with the most winners all-time, with each program seeing seven recipients. Should Buckeyes quarterback C.J. Stroud take home the trophy in 2022, he’ll push Ohio State ahead in this category.
The 2022 Heisman Trophy odds market remains competitive and intriguing, proving bettors with potential value across the board.
2022 Heisman Trophy Odds Favorites: C.J. Stroud
Entering the 2022 season, Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud stands as the consensus favorite among Heisman Trophy odds markets. As a redshirt freshman in 2021, Stroud finished a distant fourth in the voting but many oddsmakers expect a leap from the sophomore signal-caller.
Stroud’s 44 touchdown passes ranked third in the nation and his 4,435 passing yards ranked fifth. He completed 71.9 percent of his attempts (fourth-highest) and threw just six interceptions. Ohio State expects to compete for the national title, keeping Stroud in the spotlight throughout the season.
Recent reports indicate that the Buckeyes star pulled more than 20 percent of the handle at Caesars Sportsbook, including a massive $10,000 wager at +400 back in April.
2022 Heisman Trophy Odds Favorites: Bryce Young
Alabama quarterback Bryce Young took home the Heisman Trophy last season, marking the second-straight win for a Crimson Tide player. Young threw for 4,872 yards (second-most) and 47 touchdowns (second-most) in 2021 on his way to the honor.
This year, though second on the odds board, Young aims to be just the second player ever to win back-to-back Heisman Trophy, joining Ohio State’s Archie Griffin, who managed the feat in 1974 and 1975. Alabama will once again be in the national title mix, looking for its fifth championship in the last 10 years.
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2022 Heisman Trophy Odds Favorites: Caleb Williams
The only other players seeing shorter than 16/1 odds for the 2022 Heisman Trophy is USC quarterback Caleb Williams. The former Oklahoma signal-caller impressed as a freshman for the Sooners, sparking a dramatic come-from-behind victory over rival Texas. Williams took over as the starting quarterback in Norman and led Oklahoma to a 5-2 mark, including a win the Alamo Bowl.
Williams threw for 1,912 yards and 21 touchdowns as a freshman, tossing just four interceptions along the way. Williams followed former Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley to USC this season and seems poised for a breakout campaign.
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2022 Heisman Trophy Odds: Longshot to Consider
Picking the winner for each year’s Heisman Trophy remains a difficult task, and the 2022 odds leave plenty options to consider. In three of the last four year, the award winner started the season either off the board entirely or as extreme longshots. That was the case for Kyler Murray (2018), Joe Burrow (2019), and Devota Smith (2020), though Young’s win last season came after the quarterback opened second on most boards.
Some longshots have attracted more handle action that the current Heisman favorites. Alabama’s Will Anderson Jr. sees +2200 odds at Caesars, yet the sportsbook recently reported that the linebacker leads in tickets at 8.7 percent and is second in handle at 11.4 percent.
If he won, Anderson would be just the second defensive player ever to do so, joining Michigan’s Charles Woodson (1997). Anderson finished fifth in the 2021 Heisman voting after leading the country in sacks (17.5) and tackles for loss (34.5).
Another longshot to seriously consider is University of Miami quarterback Tyler Van Dyke. The redshirt sophomore enjoyed a breakout campaign in 2021, passing for 2,931 yards and 25 touchdowns for the Hurricanes and winning ACC Rookie of the Year honors.
Van Dyke sees +3500 odds at DraftKings. With a new head coach in Mario Cristobal and a talented team around him, Van Dyke could be in the mix for the award, especially if he leads the Canes to an ACC title and the CFB playoffs. Van Dyke would be Miami’s third quarterback to win the Heisman Trophy.
Michigan quarterback Cade McNamara sees +15000 odds at DraftKings. Reportedly, one bettor wagered $650 on the Wolverine to win the 2022 Heisman Trophy with +20000 odds at BetMGM. Should McNamara win, that bettor would take home $130,000 in winnings.