Heisman Trophy Odds Tracker: Rattler, Uiagalelei, Young are Favorites

Heisman Trophy Odds 2020

There is no offseason for college football, and betting on college football is a year-round market, as there are always futures to wager on. That includes the Heisman Trophy.

The most popular trophy in college football is of course the Heisman Trophy, which means that is without a doubt the most important player futures market available. Looking ahead to the 2022 college football season, it will certainly be a battle of the quarterbacks. Let’s take a look at possible candidates, odds, and updates for the 2022 Heisman Trophy betting market.


“The winner of the 2021-22 Heisman Trophy is…”

After an eventful 2020-2021 college football season, the winner of the Heisman Trophy was Alabama WR DeVonta Smith. After starting the year as the second option in the passing game, Smith’s role was magnified after Alabama lost Jaylen Waddle to injury. The rest is history, but now the attention turns to the 2022 Heisman Trophy, where Spencer Rattler is the heavy favorite to win the award. Let’s take a look at the latest Heisman Trophy odds, news, and more as we will update throughout the offseason and regular season come fall 2021.


Heisman Trophy Winner Odds 2021-2022

Here’s a look at the Heisman odds for each player, with prices shown from various legal sportsbooks.

Looking for Week 1 odds? They were posted, check them out here.


As the 2021 season nears, odds shift in Heisman Trophy market

In late July 2021, the odds have shifted a bit in terms of who will win the Heisman Trophy. At DraftKings Sportsbook, here are the prices in late July from DraftKings Sportsbook.

  • Spencer Rattler (+650)
  • DJ Uiagalelei (+750)
  • Bryce Young (+800)
  • JT Daniels (+1200)
  • Sam Howell (+1400)

One of the key parts of betting on futures is spotting value before the odds shift, and bettors have been watching these prices shift. While this year is overwhelmingly likely to be a quarterback, players like Bijan Robinson at +2800 or Master Teague III at +5000 make for interesting long shot options as the season nears.


Initial Public Betting Consensus: heavy money on Spencer Rattler

After the odds were posted, the first round of bets have more of the public money on Oklahoma QB Spencer Rattler than any other quarterback.

Per our friends at William Hill, take a look at the betting splits for the Heisman Trophy. 17% of the total tickets are on Rattler at +350 at WH, and 20% of the overall money. At DraftKings Sportsbook, the odds are better for Rattler at +550.


Could Bryce Young Make a Heisman Run?

Yet again, another Alabama quarterback is in the running for a potential Heisman Trophy. This time, it is Bryce Young who may have the talent to be the best Alabama quarterback in recent years. That is saying a lot with Tua Tagavailoa and Mac Jones, but Young was just a freshman last season and was a five-star recruit. Plus, look at this throw in garbage time.

Young is third on the Heisman Trophy odds list, behind Rattler and Uiagalelei, but with a continued repertoire of wide receivers at his disposal along with a top-tier program, the Alabama quarterback is set for success in his first season as the starter. Time will tell if he is a true Heisman Trophy candidate, but it certainly looks like he will have a shot to compete for it.


Clemson’s D.J. Uiagalelei Odds Soar, Second on Odds List

Who is DJ Uiagalelei? If you do not know yet, you will this fall as Clemson’s latest five-star QB recruit takes over on offense. Uiagalelei is an absolute monster of a human being, drawing resemblances to Cam Newton with possibly an even stronger arm. Last season for Clemson, he threw 117 passes and completed 78 fo them for 914 yards and five scores while rushing for two more on the ground. Uiagalelei essentially started two games while Lawrence was out due to COVID, and threw for a total of 781 yards and four scores against Notre Dame and Boston College.

Clemson will likely not skip a beat, as Uiagalelei is just the latest star under center for the Tigers. His odds have risen to the second-shortest on DraftKings Sportsbook.


Spencer Rattler Opens as 2022 Heisman Trophy Favorite

2021 Heisman Trophy Opening Odds: Oklahoma’s Spencer Rattler in the Lead

With DeVonta Smith winning the Heisman this year, all eyes are on the odds for next year’s award. Spencer Rattler leads, but here is a quick look at the top three.

Player Odds to win 2022 Heisman Trophy
Spencer Rattler (QB, Oklahoma) +300
Bryce Young (QB, Alabama) +400
Sam Howell (QB, North Carolina) +800

2022 looks to be the year of the quarterback, as the favorites are all signal-callers at some of the nation’s best programs. Will Spencer Rattler be the next Oklahoma QB to win the award? We will see.


Last Year, Legal Sportsbooks Were Indecisive on Heisman Trophy Futures

The 2020 Heisman Trophy odds have been posted at various books, but some had taken them down amidst coronavirus concerns and the season for a lot of teams was cancelled. DraftKings Sportsbook had originally posted the odds with Justin Fields and Trevor Lawrence leading, but have since taken them down and re-posted with new odds. Other sportsbooks have kept theirs up, like William Hill Sportsbook who had Justin Fields at +350 to win the Heisman Trophy, but has since removed them of course. Legal sportsbooks have many other college football futures markets available to wager on as well, such as CFB Win Totals, and College Football Playoff Championship odds.


How Can I Bet on the Heisman Trophy Odds?

College football betting has become a very popular betting market across legal sportsbooks in the US over the last two years. This is not only limited to betting on individual games or who will win the National Championship. Futures and prop betting are becoming more and more popular, which has led to many bettors wagering on who will win the Heisman Trophy. Betting on who will win the Heisman has become a staple across sportsbook operators college football products, and there are many to choose from.

You can bet on who will win the Heisman Trophy with a few simple steps:

  • Logging onto your favorite online sportsbook.
  • Navigating to “College Football” under sports.
  • Choosing “Futures”.
  • You will see “Heisman Trophy” odds if the sportsbook offers the betting market.

Like betting on the NFL or the NBA, there are plenty of betting markets available for college football betting. The Heisman Trophy is one of the most popular, and given how much the odds change it is a very market to follow.


Where Can I Bet on the Heisman Trophy?

There are plenty of options to bet on the Heisman Trophy, as more and more states are allowing legal sports betting in America. Let’s take a look at four of the top options to bet on the Heisman Trophy, which states they are available in, and the type of bonus you can get if you are a new player at the sportsbook. Be sure to take advantages of the welcome bonuses at various sportsbooks to increase your bankrolls.

DraftKings Sportsbook


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States Available: PA, NJ, WV, IN, NH, IA, CO

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FOXBet Sportsbook

States Available: PA, NJ, CO





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FanDuel Sportsbook

States Available: PA, NJ, WV, IN, IA, CO, NY

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BetMGM Sportsbook




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Heisman Trophy Betting History


Heisman Trophy Winner Year Opening Odds Closing Odds
DeVonta Smith 2020 +25000 -750
Joe Burrow 2019 +20000 -12500
Kyler Murray 2018 +2000 +700
Baker Mayfield 2017 +700 -1800
Lamar Jackson 2016 +10000 -1345
Derrick Henry 2015 +2500 -465
Marcus Mariota 2014 +500 -1500

As you can see, there have been many longshots that have gone on to win the Heisman in the last six years, but they have all ended up as the favorite when odds have closed except for one player…Kyler Murray. In 2018, Kyler Murray was +700 at the end of the college football season and Tua Tagovailoa was -1000, but Murray snuck through and won the 2018 Heisman Trophy. In 2019 and 2020, two long shots in DeVonta Smith and Joe Burrow won.


Last Five Heisman Award Odds and Winners

Heisman Trophy Winner School Year Preseason Odds to Win Heisman
DeVonta Smith Alabama 2020 +25000
Joe Burrow LSU 2019 +20000
Kyler Murray Oklahoma 2018 +2000
Baker Mayfield Oklahoma 2017 +700
Lamar Jackson Louisville 2016 +10000

Studying the preseason odds of past Heisman Trophy winners is a terrific exercise. Before the season, the only player that was considered a candidate that actually won was Baker Mayfield in 2017 with Oklahoma. Joe Burrow was +20000, Lamar Jackson was +10000, and others were +2000 or more.


Heisman Trophy Odds Frequently Asked Questions

Can I legally bet on the Heisman Trophy winner?

Yes. In states that allow legal sports betting and allow wagering on college sports, you can bet on who will win the Heisman Trophy.

Who won the 2020 Heisman Trophy?

The 2020 Heisman Trophy winner was DeVonta Smith, WR, Alabama.

Who is the favorite to win the Heisman Trophy?

The current favorite to win the Heisman Trophy is Spencer Rattler, QB, Oklahoma.