CJ Stroud +200
-125 as of 10/21/22
Last season, Ohio State freshman CJ Stroud threw 44 touchdowns, 4,435 yards on 72% completion and only 6 interceptions. While he finished 4th in Heisman voting and the Buckeyes missed out on the College Football Playoff, this season seems different. Several key starters are expected to return to the Ohio State offense and the Buckeyes are second-most favorites to win this year’s National Championship.
While I’d agree with oddsmakers that CJ Stroud is the most likely to win the Heisman Trophy, +200 isn’t quite the value I like for something as unpredictable as the Heisman Trophy. I’d hold off for now and revisit CJ a few weeks into the season to see if his odds get longer.
Bryce Young +400
+2000 as of 10/21/22
What would a Heisman Trophy odds breakdown be without an Alabama quarterback? Bryce Young has the chance to win back-to-back Heisman Trophies this season. 2021 saw the now junior QB put up insane numbers: 47 touchdowns, 4,872 yards on 67% completion and 7 interceptions. The main obstacle holding Bryce Young from the #1 spot is Alabama’s schedule which is noticeably tougher than Ohio State’s.
Caleb Williams +600
+900 as of 10/5/22
Caleb Williams had an impressive 2021 freshman season as an Oklahoma Sooner - winning the starting spot on the Oklahoma roster early on and eventually leading the Sooners to an Alamo Bowl win over powerhouse Oregon.
Williams entered the transfer portal at the beginning of 2022 and one month later decided to transfer to USC along with his former head coach Lincoln Riley. PAC-12 teams beware, Caleb Williams is coming.