College Football is just around the corner, which is why it’s time for Heisman handicappers to sharpen their pencils. Betting on the Heisman winner early has it’s drawbacks, but there’s one major reason to make early Heisman picks. The reason? Odds on the Heisman winner change quickly. Betting on Heisman hopefuls early ensures you get the best price. If you’re right, the odds on the player you like will lose value week to week because the player you like will, well, continue to prove you right. Check out current 2021 Heisman Trophy odds along with an odds analysis so you can start planning your bets against their Heisman Trophy odds.
Updated Odds to Win the 2021 Heisman Trophy
2021 Heisman Trophy Presentation
- When: January, 2022
- Where: TBD
2021 Heisman Trophy Odds
- Spencer Rattler-Oklahoma +350
- Sam Howell Jr.-North Carolina +1000
- D.J. Uiagalelei-Clemson +700
- Kedon Slovis-USC +2000
- D’Eriq King-Miami-FL +1400
- Bryce Young-Alabama +550
- Tyler Shough-Oregon +6000
- Kyren Williams-Notre Dame +5000
- Brain Robinson Jr.-Alabama +3000
- Michael Penix Jr.-Indiana +5000
- Brock Purdy-Iowa State +2800
- Biljan Robinson-Texas +1800
- Breece Hall-Iowa State +2500
- Isaiah Spiller-Texas A&M +5000
- Matt Corral-Ole Miss +2000
- Kevin Harris-South Carolina +2000
- Dillon Gabriel-UCF +6000
- Carson Strong-Nevada +10000
- Jordan Addison-Pitt +10000
- John Metchie III-Alabama +5000
- Zay Flowers-Boston College +10000
- Grayson McCall-Coastal Carolina +6000
- JT Daniels-Georgia +700
- Jayden Daniels-Arizona State +2800
- Emory Jones-Florida +1800
- Graham Mertz-Wisconsin +5000
- Deuce Vaughn-Kansas State +8000
Which players among JT Daniels, Spencer Rattler, Bryce Young, D.J. Uiagalelei, and Sam Howell Jr. offers overlay odds to win the Heisman?
The odds on Rattler and Young are too low. Rattler played great in his first season as Oklahoma‘s quarterback. But the Sooner doesn’t have the wheels that Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray had.
Bryce Young takes over for Mac Jones. It’s difficult seeing Young having the same success and, lest we forget, Jones didn’t win the Heisman. His wide receiver, DeVonta Smith, did.
There’s nothing wrong with JT Daniels. But JT is the Georgia Bulldogs’ quarterback. Kirby Smart prefers to rush the ball. Daniels won’t get as many chances to show his stuff as Young or Rattler.
That leaves us with D.J. Uiagalelei and Sam Howell Jr. Both play in the less than deep ACC. Of the two, Uiagalelei has the better chance of striking Heisman gold. D.J. plays for the Clemson Tigers.
The Tigers battle Georgia in their first game. If Uiagalelei can dominate the Top 5 ranked Bulldogs, he immediately becomes the Heisman front runner.
Not counting Bryce Young and JT Daniels, which SEC player has the best chance of winning the award?
Alabama running back Brian Robinson Jr. has a shot because Bama may not pass as much with Bryce Young at quarterback. Robinson Jr. could become a workhorse ala Derrick Henry in 2015.
The real SEC player to consider is Ole Miss quarterback Matt Corral. It will be Corral’s second season in Lane Kiffin’s system. Alabama, LSU, and Auburn are on the Rebels’ schedule, which means Corral will have plenty of chances to prove he’s Heisman worthy.
What two players with odds between +1400 and +2900 have legitimate shots of winning the Heisman?
We must take D’Eriq King’s chances seriously. The Miami quarterback has skills for days. But the best pick in this odds range is Iowa State quarterback Brock Purdy.
Are there any players at +3000 or higher who can win the Heisman?
Before an injury Michael Penix Jr. had dominated opponents. If the Indiana Hoosiers quarterback returns one-hundred percent, Penix Jr. will have a shot.
Indiana plays against Iowa, Penn State, Michigan State, Ohio State, and Michigan. If Penix Jr. can lead the Hoosiers to wins over all those historically good teams, especially, Michigan and Ohio State, it may be hard to keep him from grabbing the Heisman.