clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Early look at the 2021 Heisman Trophy odds

It’s never too early to be thinking about the futures betting market. Here’s a look at some of the top names to be thinking about before this season even ends.

NCAA Football: Clemson at Notre Dame Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

The college football season isn’t even over yet, but the opening odds for the 2021 Heisman Trophy are already featured on DraftKings Sportsbook. These names and numbers should fluctuate quite a bit before the first snap of next year even takes place, but it’s never too early to take a look at the futures market.

Here are some early thoughts on some of the key names to watch for as potential winners of the next Heisman Trophy.

The favorites

Oklahoma quarterback Spencer Rattler is the current favorite at +300 to win it next season, and it makes a lot of sense, as he played much better down the stretch leading the Sooners to another Big 12 title. The rest of the conference had a chance to knock the kings off their throne this season, but nobody stepped up and took advantage. This year marked the first season since 2015 when the Oklahoma quarterback wasn’t among the Heisman finalists. Lincoln Riley knows how to get quarterbacks into the Heisman conversation.

Clemson quarterback D.J. Uiagalelei checks in at No. 3 in the Heisman race with +650 odds, so you’ve got all offseason to practice the pronunciation of his last name. It would be quite the situation to see Trevor Lawrence never win a Heisman and Uiagalelei does it in Year 1 as a full-time starter, but it’s certainly possible. He appeared in several games this year in blowout wins, but Uiagalelei started two games against Notre Dame and Boston College and looked fantastic. In the two games combined, he completed 69.4% of his passes for 781 yards with four touchdowns and zero interceptions. He also rushed for two scores.

The sleepers

Auburn Tigers running back Tank Bigsby is a name that could draw some Heisman buzz. The Tigers need to get better as a team, and if they do, he should be closer to the Heisman than he is right now with the 14th best odds at +4000.

Florida Gators quarterback Emory Jones is surprisingly far down the list as the quarterback of a premier college football program. He is tied for 16th with several other players at +5000 odds. Florida is recruiting among the best teams in the sport, and it has the talent to reload year after year. Jones could be worth a wager.

The Long shot

Far down the list, you’ll find Ole Miss’ John Rhys Plumlee at +25000 odds. A backup quarterback this season, the athletic playmaker lined up at wide receiver in the bowl game due to the Rebels’ lack of depth at the position and put together a very good performance. He made some crucial plays and caught five passes for 73 yards in the game. Plumlee is behind Matt Corral on the QB depth chart, and Ole Miss just signed a four-star quarterback with Luke Altmyer. A potential switch to receiver might be in order, and this is a Rebels offense that’s going to score a ton of points under Lane Kiffin.

Here are the complete odds to win the 2021 Heisman Trophy at DraftKings Sportsbook:

2021 Heisman Trophy Odds

Player Odds
Player Odds
Spencer Rattler +300
Bryce Young +400
D.J. Uiagalelei +650
Sam Howell +800
D'Eriq King +1200
JT Daniels +1800
Jayden Daniels +2000
Kedon Slovis +2000
Jack Miller III +2500
Bijan Robinson +2500
Breece Hall +3300
Jase McClellan +3300
Isaiah Spiller +3300
Tank Bigsby +4000
Master Teague +4000
Max Borghi +5000
British Brooks +5000
Matt Corral +5000
Malik Cunningham +5000
Dillion Gabriel +5000
Hendon Hooker +5000
Mohamed Ibrahim +5000
Max Johnson +5000
Emory Jones +5000
Marcus Major +5000
Kendall Milton +5000
Bo Nix +5000
Desmond Ridder +5000
Spencer Sanders +5000
Tyler Shough +5000
Casey Thompson +5000
Connor Bazelak +8000
Lyn-J Dixon +8000
John Metchie +8000
Harrison Bailey +10000
Carson Beck +10000
Jalen Berger +10000
Slade Bolden +10000
Keyshon Boutte +10000
Leddie Brown +10000
Treylon Burks +10000
Jay Butterfield +10000
Zach Charbonnet +10000
Sean Clifford +10000
James Cook +10000
TJ Finley +10000
Devyn Ford +10000
Jerome Ford +10000
Khalil Herbert +10000
Xavier Hutchinson +10000
KJ Jefferson +10000
Joe Milton +10000
Chris Olave +10000
Michael Penix Jr +10000
George Pickens +10000
Brock Purdy +10000
Will Rogers +10000
CJ Verdell +10000
Zamir White +10000
E.J Williams +10000
Kyren Williams +10000
Roydell Williams +10000
Garrett Wilson +10000
Javon Baker +15000
Thaiu Bell-Jones +15000
Melvin Billingsley +15000
Hudson Card +15000
Steele Chambers +15000
Donald Chaney Jr +15000
Malik Davis +15000
Jarrett Doege +15000
Max Duggan +15000
Jerrion Ealy +15000
Tyler Goodson +15000
Cam'Ron Harris +15000
Xzavier Henderson +15000
Kearis Jackson +15000
Jo'quavious Marks +15000
Adrian Martinez +15000
Luke McCaffrey +15000
Seth McGowan +15000
Cade McNamara +15000
Graham Mertz +15000
Tanner Morgan +15000
Justin Shorter +15000
Drake Stoops +15000
Taulia Tagovailoa +15000
Kayvon Thibodeaux +15000
Dorian Thompson Robinson +15000
Grant Wells +15000
Dee Wiggins +15000
Ronnie Bell +20000
Brendon Clark +20000
Jacob Copeland +20000
Sean Dollars +20000
Traeshon Holden +20000
Spencer Petras +20000
Mycah Pittman +20000
Charleston Rambo +20000
Stevie Scott III +20000
John Rhys Plumlee +25000
Jeremy Ruckert +25000
Noah Sewell +25000
Theo Wease +25000

If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL). Gambling problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER (NJ/MI/PA/WV), 1-800-9-WITH-IT (IN), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 1-800-BETS-OFF (IA) or Call or Text the TN REDLINE: 800-889-9789. 21+ (18+ NH). NJ/PA/WV/IA/IN/CO/IL/TN/MI only. Eligibility restrictions apply. See draftkings.com/sportsbook for full terms and conditions.