2021 Heisman Odds Tracker: Clemson’s D.J. Uiagalelei closes in on Oklahoma’s Spencer Rattler
Tom Pennington/Getty Images. Pictured: Spencer Rattler.
2021 Heisman Odds
All odds listed above are via DraftKings.
For those new to sports betting, +200 odds mean a $100 bet would win $200 (in addition to the $100 risked).
Last updated March 28.
March 28 update
Most teams have reported for the start of spring practices, and the 2021 Heisman discussion can officially begin with players hitting the field after the winter offseason.
Oklahoma quarterback Spencer Rattler still holds the best odds to win the award, but the gap between him and the field has shrunk.
Originally at +300, the Sooners’ QB is now +550, just barely ahead of Clemson quarterback D.J. Uiagalelei at +600. Alabama quarterback Bryce Young was originally second when the odds were released in January, but he has fallen to third with odds of +800.
The only other player with odds better than 20-1 is North Carolina quarterback Sam Howell (+1700). He is joined on the list by his Tar Heel teammate, running back British Brooks at +5000.
Of interesting note, Ohio State has two quarterbacks on the list in C.J. Stroud (+3300) and Jack Miller III (+5000). Alabama’s John Metchie has the best odds among wide receivers (+8000).
January 6 update
Alabama’s DeVonta Smith has been crowned the 2020 Heisman Trophy winner. Onto 2021.
Oklahoma quarterback Spencer Rattler tops 2021’s newest Heisman board, sitting at +300.
Alabama quarterback Bryce Young and Clemson quarterback DJ Uiagalelei are his closest competitors at +400 and +650, respectively.
The only other player with shorter than 10-1 odds is North Carolina quarterback Sam Howell, who finds himself at +800.
Other familiar faces find themselves at the top of the board as well, including Miami’s D’Eriq King (+1200), Georgia’s JT Daniels (+1800), Arizona State’s Jayden Daniels (+2000), Texas A&M’s Kellen Mond (+2000), and USC’s Kedon Slovis (+2000).
The highest non-quarterback is Texas running back Bijan Robinson, who can be found at +2500. A whole crew of running backs can be found behind him, such as Iowa State’s Breece Hall (+3300) — who finished sixth in the 2020 Heisman voting — Alabama’s Jase McClellan (+3300), Texas A&M’s Isaiah Spiller (+3300), Auburn’s Tank Bigsby (+4000), Ohio State’s Master Teague (+4000), Washington State’s Max Borghi (+5000), and North Carolina’s British Brooks (+5000).
Despite a wide receiver winning college football’s most coveted individual award last season, there’s only one wideout who has 80-1 odds or shorter to begin 2021: Smith’s Alabama teammate John Metchie.