Just hours before the 2022 National Championship kicked off, FanDuel Sportsbook released their 2022 Heisman odds. Reigning Heisman winner Bryce Young (+250) opened as the favorite, closely followed by 2021 finalist CJ Stroud (+350). Below, we’ll look at the other players that rounded out the group and what to expect from those players next season.
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Here are Heisman odds for the 2022 college football season.
2022 Heisman Odds
A Look At The Board
Bryce Young, QB, Alabama: Young took home the hardware after setting Alabama single-season records in passing yards and passing touchdowns. While last year’s field was a fairly weak and volatile one, it’s not a surprise to see Young return as the favorite. Alabama will be well on their way to another title, and Young will be at the forefront of that run.
CJ Stroud, QB, Ohio State: With one of the most talented receiving corps in the nation, Stroud put up impossible numbers in 2021. His most talented teammate, Jaxon Smith-Njigba, returns for this season. Stroud was a Heisman finalist this past season, but placed last among the four finalists in votes.
Dillon Gabriel, QB, Oklahoma: Gabriel was a stud at UCF before suffering a season-ending injury in 2021. He entered the transfer portal shortly after the season ended and landed in Norman. Though Lincoln Riley is no longer in town, Gabriel’s talent – mixed with Oklahoma’s glut of receivers – should translate to Heisman consideration.
JT Daniels, QB, Georgia: Daniels dealt with injuries over his last two seasons. He largely sat behind Stetson Bennett, who led Georgia to a National Championship appearance. Bennett, a senior, will be moving on from the program – opening the door for Daniels to shine. However, can he stay on the field enough to remain in consideration?
Tyler Van Dyke, QB, Miami: Van Dyke wasn’t a household name nationally in 2021, but his impact on the Hurricanes is undeniable. He brought Miami up from near the bottom of the nation in scoring to a top-30 scoring team. A new head coach is coming to town, lauded recruiter Mario Cristobal, who often trusted Anthony Brown in Oregon with the football. That trust should translate to the sophomore star.
Anthony Richardson, QB, Florida: Richardson was one of the most explosive and exciting players in 2021. He had a limited role behind Emory Jones – who entered the transfer portal this offseason– but Richardson made something exciting happen nearly every play. His development under Billy Napier’s staff will be curious as Richardson collapsed in his only start of the year.
Kedon Slovis, QB, Pitt: Slovis left USC after being in the Heisman conversation for the past two seasons. As a freshman, he grabbed the nation’s attention in a stand-in role for former Trojan JT Daniels. He follows Heisman finalist Kenny Pickett, though Pickett’s offensive staff have departed town. Slovis does get Fred Biletnikoff award winner Jordan Addison as a top target in 2022.
Quinn Ewers, QB, Texas: Ewers was once the prized recruit of the nation who forewent his senior year of high school to join Ohio State. After sophomore CJ Stroud was named a Heisman finalist, Ewers entered the transfer portal. Texas, which was his original landing spot during his sophomore year of high school, landed the proclaimed phenom.,
This may seem like a bizarre category, but two players listed in the top 12 are currently in the transfer portal. Note: Where these players land will heavily impact their Heisman odds, for better or for worse.
Caleb Williams, QB: The Oklahoma star entered the transfer portal, but didn’t rule out returning to Norman. With UCF transfer Dillon Gabriel coming to town, his return feels less and less likely. Could Williams follow Lincoln Riley to USC? Action with the next transfer may give clues.
Jaxson Dart, QB: Dart was a highly-sought after recruit and chose to head to Southern California. Even with the hiring of Lincoln Riley, Dart remained with the program. However, could his move to the transfer portal indicate a bigger name coming to town?