- Bryce Young is favored to win two straight Heisman awards with +200 odds.
- CJ Stroud has +400 odds to win the 2022 Heisman award.
- Only one player has one back-to-back Heisman awards.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – As bowl season is underway in the 2021 college football season, futures odds for the 2022 season are now out including the odds on who is going to win the Heisman Trophy.
Legal online sportsbooks have given the current Heisman Trophy winner, Bryce Young, the shortest odds to win his second straight award.
2022 Heisman Trophy Winner Odds
- Bryce Young +200
- CJ Stroud +400
- Spencer Rattler +700
- Caleb Williams +1000
- Kenneth Walker III +1200
- TreVeyon Henderson +1500
- DJ Uiagalelei +1600
- Bijan Robinson +1800
Going Back To Back
In the history of college football, just one player has won two straight Heisman Trophy awards which happened in 1974-75 when Ohio State running back, Archie Griffin won in both seasons.
Alabama quarterback, Bryce Young, has a great chance at repeating history if he can continue his dominant performance into his junior season. As a sophomore, Young finished in the top-10 in passing yards (4,322, 4th), passing touchdowns (43, 2nd), fewest interceptions (4, 9th), and quarterback rating (88.9, 2nd).
Helping Young’s Heisman Trophy odds in 2022 is the roster that Alabama will have in 2022 including receivers Slade Bolden and Traeshon Holden. Also, Alabama has the nations leading recruiting class that includes two four-star receivers in Aaron Anderson and Kobe Prentice.
With their four Alabama Heisman Trophy winners since 2009, betting on one more in 2023 in Bryce Young could surely turn a profit.
CJ Stroud In The Rear View
If there is one other player in the country that will give young a run for his money, it is Ohio State quarterback, CJ Stroud. Stroud is coming off of an incredible freshmen season for the Buckeyes where he went for 3,862 passing yards, 38 touchdowns, and led the nation’s quarterbacks with an 89.8 QBR.
Stroud is going into his sophomore season with a vengeance after finishing fourth in the 2021 Heisman voting with 399 total points.
Ohio State, like Alabama, also has a great offense returning to surround Stroud and give him an opportunity to contend for the Heisman. Their leading receiver, Jaxon Smith-Njigba will be the lead wideout for Stroud as he was all 2021 with 1,259 receiving yards and six touchdowns.
The Buckeyes also have arguably the best receiver recruiting class in the nation with four, four-star receivers that all were ranked in the top-150 nationally.
Overall, both Young and Stroud are two of the safest bets to make on the Heisman and both would offer decent payouts if taken early enough.
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