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December 16, 2021

2022 Heisman Trophy Betting Odds: Will Alabama's Bryce Young Win Again?

Following a phenomenal season capped off by an upset victory over the Georgia Bulldogs, Alabama's Bryce Young became the first Crimson Tide quarterback to take home the Heisman Trophy Award. Could the sophomore win it all again next season? 

While the current season isn't over, it's never too early to look ahead. FoxBet agrees as they released their early 2022 Heisman odds. 

Who should you throw down on? We broke down the five best players with the shortest odds. 

Honorable Mentions:

- D.J. Uiagalelei, QB, Clemson: (+1600)

- Bijan Robinson, RB, Texas: (+1800)

-Will Anderson Jr., LB, Alabama (+4000)

- JT Daniels, QB, Georgia: (+4000)

5. Spencer Rattler, QB, South Carolina (+1500)

Yes, the preseason favorite from last season is again one of the preseason favorites to win the Heisman. Spencer Rattler became the darling of college football after leading the Sooners to a Big 12 championship, and a New Years Six bowl win.

Rattler struggled and was replaced by Williams against Texas this season. He rarely saw the field after that, and despite being good enough to declare for the draft, his stock crashed this past season, and he transferred to South Carolina to try and rebuild his image.

The raw talent is definitely there, and he has an NFL-ready arm. The question is, can he get back to his No. 1 draft pick level hype? If Rattler lights up the SEC in 2022, he will be in the running for the Heisman trophy, and to be the first quarterback off the board in the NFL draft.

3. TreVeyon Henderson, RB, Ohio State (+1200)

At the beginning of the 2021 season, TreVeyon Henderson was not the starting running back for the Buckeyes as two experienced backs stood in front of the freshman.

Instead of just waiting for next season, Henderson made an immediate impact in Ohio State's first game, as he scored his first college touchdown on an 87-yard screen pass. Henderson never looked back, and he became one of the best running backs in the Big Ten as a true-freshman. 

He finished the season with 1172 rushing yards and 19 total touchdowns. Now that he has a year under his belt, and with a lot of talent returning, especially on the offensive line, Henderson will once again have his number called a lot for Ohio State, and he will rack up the stats.

3. Caleb Williams, QB, Oklahoma (+1000)

The highly-rated recruit replaced a preseason Heisman favorite and immediately turned the Oklahoma Sooners around. Before Caleb Williams took over against Texas, The Sooners were averaging 6.2 yards per play and outside of beating up a Western Carolina team by 76 points, they were only beating teams by an average of 5.2 points per game.

After Williams took over, the Sooners averaged 7.3 yards per play, and the explosive factor which they were missing at the beginning of the season made Oklahoma a better offense. While the Sooners lost two games against Baylor and Oklahoma State to keep them out of the Big 12 title game, Williams' first season of action was very productive.

Having a new head coach in Brent Venables may make things rocky to start the 2022 season, but Williams is way too talented to not be on this list, and the 2021 season proved that.

2. C.J. Stroud, QB, Ohio State (+400)

With Quinn Ewers and Jack Miller transferring out of the program, C.J. Stroud no longer has any competition behind him. However, even if Ewers or Miller stayed with the Buckeyes, Stroud is obviously the starting quarterback at Ohio State until he declares for the draft.

In his first season as a starter, Stroud completed 71% of his passes for 3862 yards and 38 touchdowns. Before the loss to Michigan, Stroud was the betting favorite to win the Heisman. Instead, Stroud finished in fourth place. It was a disappointing end to the season, but Stroud was a freshman last season, so his potential at Ohio State is endless.

Ohio State will be losing Chris Olave and Garrett Wilson to the draft, but with leading receiver, Jaxon Smith-Njigba and a plethora of other talented pass catchers, Stroud will once again have one of the most talented skill rooms in the country, and that will certainly help his case for the 2022 Heisman trophy.

1. Bryce Young, QB, Alabama (+200)

Did you expect anyone else to be the early favorite? Young took home the 2021 Heisman trophy after leading Alabama to an SEC Championship, and the No. 1 overall seed in the playoffs.

As a sophomore, Young completed 68% of his passes for 4322 yards and 43 touchdowns. If Young were to win the Heisman trophy again in 2022, he would become the first two-time Heisman winner and first back-to-back winner since Ohio State's Archie Griffin (1974-1975). While he will be losing his top target in Jameson Williams to the draft, Alabama recruits better than anyone in the country, and Alabama will absolutely reload like they do every year.

At +200 odds, the value is not worth it, but there was no chance that the reigning Heisman winner was not going to be the favorite to take home the award again.

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