2022 Heisman Trophy Odds Tracker

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The Heisman Trophy is given to the most outstanding player in college football. But almost always, it goes to the quarterback who puts up the best numbers for an elite team.

That's why at FanDuel, the first 10 betting choices for the Heisman are quarterbacks, led by Ohio State's C.J. Stroud at +200 and Alabama signal caller and 2021 Heisman winner Bryce Young at +400. There's just one other player under +3000 -- USC's Caleb Williams, who transferred from Oklahoma. Texas RB Bijan Robinson is the first non-quarterback on the board at +5000.

At DraftKings, it's a different story. Robinson is the fourth betting choice at +2000, with Ohio State WR Jaxon Smith-Njigba sixth. In the last few weeks at DK, the odds for Williams, Robinson and Smith-Njigba and Clemson QB D.J. Uiagalelei have all gotten longer, while Stroud and Young maintain the top spots at those same prices.

Stroud and Young both put up gaudy numbers in 2021, posting at least 4,400 yards and 44 touchdowns each. While they each lost some elite skill position players to the NFL Draft, both their teams are national title contenders and should win double-digit games.

While any player in college football can win the Heisman Trophy, it almost always goes to a quarterback who puts up big raw numbers on a Power 5 team that wins double-digit games. So make sure your selections check those boxes before betting.

Many of the top quarterbacks in the country transferred this offseason. Five of the top 12 betting choices at DraftKings will be quarterbacks at new schools, including Dillion Gabriel (UCF to Oklahoma), Jaxson Dart (USC to Ole Miss), Kedon Slovis (USC to Pitt) and Spencer Rattler (Oklahoma to South Carolina).

2022 Heisman Odds

Odds via DraftKings, updated June 21. Confused? Learn more about American odds.

Player Pos./Team Odds
CJ Stroud QB, Ohio State +200
Bryce Young QB, Alabama +350
Caleb Williams QB, USC +900
Bijan Robinson RB, Texas +2000
DJ Uiagalelei QB, Clemson +2800
Jaxon Smith-Njigba WR, Ohio State +3000
Dillon Gabriel QB, Oklahoma +3000
Jaxson Dart QB, Ole Miss +3500
Tyler Van Dyke QB, Miami +3500
Anthony Richardson QB, Florida +4000
Kedon Slovis QB, Pitt +4000
Spencer Rattler QB, South Carolina +4000
TreVeyon Henderson RB, Ohio State +4000
Will Anderson Jr. DL, Alabama +4000
Bo Nix QB, Oregon +5000
Sam Hartman QB, Wake Forest +5000
Malik Cunningham QB, Louisville +5000
Quinn Ewers QB, Texas +5000
Braelon Allen RB, Wisconsin +6000
Cade Klubnik QB, Clemson +6000
Hendon Hooker QB, Tennessee +6000
Jack Miller III QB, Ohio State +6000
Jahmyr Gibbs RB, Alabama +6000
KJ Jefferson QB, Arkansas +6000
Will Levis QB, Kentucky +6000
Will Rogers QB, Miss. State +6000
JT Daniels QB, WVU +7000
Jayden Daniels QB, LSU +7000
Tank Bigsby RB, Auburn +7000
Jordan Addison WR, USC +7000
Dorian Thompson-Robinson QB, UCLA +8000
Max Johnson QB, Texas A&M +8000
Phil Jurkovec QB, Boston College +8000
Sean Clifford QB, Penn State +8000
Spencer Sanders QB, OK State +8000
Travis Dye RB, USC +8000
Jase McClellan RB, Alabama +8000

Who Is the Heisman Favorite?

1. C.J. Stroud (+250)

  • Quarterback
  • Ohio State

Stroud showed out in the second half of the year after some early hiccups. He went for 37 of 46 for 573 yards and six touchdowns in the Rose Bowl against Utah, and topped 350 yards in his final five games.

2. Bryce Young (+350)

  • Quarterback
  • Alabama

Young posted monster numbers in 2021 and had his signature moment late against Auburn, leading Alabama on a game-winning drive to propel the Tide into the SEC Championship Game. His schedule is tougher than Stroud's, so it's possible he won't best the Ohio State QB in the raw stats department.

3. Caleb Williams (+900)

  • Quarterback
  • USC

Williams followed coach Lincoln Riley from Oklahoma to USC, and is expected to take the starting job. He won the job midway through last season after Spencer Rattler faltered, throwing for 1,912 yards, 21 touchdowns and 4 INTs as a freshman.

4. Bijan Robinson (+2000)

  • Running back
  • Texas

You can get much better prices on Robinson if you shop around. He's 18-1 at DraftKings and 50-1 at FanDuel. Robinson ran for 1,127 yards (5.8 per carry), chipped in with another 295 yards receiving, and had 15 total touchdowns.

5. DJ Uiagalelei (+2800)

  • Quarterback
  • Clemson

We're not even sure Uiagalelei has the starting job, which is why freshman Cade Klubnik is also listed. He was the No. 1 quarterback in the 2022 class and No. 6 player overall. Klubnik enrolled early and is competing for the No. 1 spot.

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Who Can Win the Heisman?

There are plenty of players on this odds board who can’t win the Heisman, or are very unlikely to relative to their odds.

The Heisman Trophy winner:

  • Is almost always a quarterback
  • Wins 10+ games
  • Puts up strong raw stats. Efficiency is less important, and touchdowns matter
  • Plays in a Power 5 conference

How Does Heisman Voting Work?

870 voters across six regions get three total spots on their ballot, with players getting 3, 2 or 1 point for each vote.

The voters are comprised of primarily sports writers, with past Heisman winners also getting votes.

The regions do matter, because voters are more fixated in the southeast, northeast and midwest. The west coast voters cover a large percentage of the country, but don’t make up a large percentage of the vote. So there can be a bit of an east coast/southeast bias in Heisman Trophy betting and voting.

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