It’s never too early to catch up on some college football and look at the early Heisman Trophy favorites for 2022. With 17 of the last 20 Heisman winners coming from the quarterback position, it’s no surprise that the top three early favorites are signal callers.
Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback C.J. Stroud is the early favorite at +250. Stroud threw for 4,435 yards and a 44 touchdowns as a redshirt freshman. He is also a favorite to be the No. 1 overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft.
The 2021 Heisman winner, Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Bryce Young, comes in at +350 and will look to be the first player to win the trophy in consecutive years since Ohio State running back Archie Griffin did it in 1974 and 1975.
USC Trojans quarterback Caleb Williams is +900, and is expected to post huge numbers for the Trojans under new head coach Lincoln Riley. Williams amassed over 2,300 total yards and 27 touchdowns as a part-time starter for Oklahoma in 2021.
As for some other names to watch:
If Jaxson Dart (+3500) gets the starting spot for the Ole Miss Rebels as expected, the USC transfer should thrive in Lane Kiffin’s offense. Dart was rushed into starting for the Trojans last year after Kedon Slovis was injured, but he showed a lot of poise and next-level arm talent as a true freshman. There are some that believe he’ll be better than Williams in that 2024 QB Draft Class.
Keep an eye on new Alabama running back Jahmyr Gibbs (+6000). Gibbs, a transfer from Georgia Tech, had 746 yards rushing and 465 yards receiving last season for the Yellow Jackets. Those numbers should rise considerably in Alabama’s offense.
Here are the latest odds to win the 2022 Heisman Trophy from DraftKings Sportsbook:
2022 Heisman Trophy Odds
|Tyler Van Dyke||+3500|
|Will Anderson Jr.||+4000|
|Jack Miller III||+6000|
|Chris Rodriguez Jr.||+10000|
|Stetson Bennett IV||+10000|
|Marvin Harrison Jr.||+15000|
|Michael Penix Jr.||+15000|
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