- QB Bryce Young of Alabama leads the Heisman Trophy odds boards at +275.
- Behind him is Ole Miss QB Matt Corral.
- CJ Verdell joins the favorites list after a big day against the Ohio State Buckeyes.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The second game of the college football season is now over and the Heisman Trophy odds have begun to solidify.
QB Bryce Young of Alabama skyrocketed to the top of the odds boards after slow starts from contenders like Spencer Rattler, D.J. Uiagalelei, and D’Eriq King.
The Alabama signal-caller is followed by a fellow SEC quarterback, Matt Corral of Ole Miss.
Corral is a unique player in the SEC, who can go from dominant to mediocre at the drop of a hat - although it is possible he’s matured this season.
In 2020, he followed up an amazing performance against Alabama with a six interception game against Arkansas.
A game like that is always a possibility with Corral but as long as he avoids such meltdowns, he should remain in the conversation.
2021-2022 Heisman Trophy Winner Odds
- Bryce Young - Alabama +275
- Matt Corral - Ole Miss +400
- Spencer Rattler - Oklahoma +700
- CJ Stroud - Ohio State +1000
- CJ Verdell - Oregon +1400
- JT Daniels - Georgia +1800
- Desmond Ridder - Cincinnati +1800
- D.J. Uiagalelei - Clemson +2000
New to the favorites list is Oregon RB CJ Verdell, who had a game to remember as the Ducks upset the Ohio State Buckeyes, 35-28.
Verdell broke a big touchdown run in the game and finished with 161 rushing yards against a stout Ohio State defensive line.
He’s one of five players in Oregon history to rush for more than 1000 yards in consecutive seasons and could make it a third with a good season in 2021-2022.
Another addition to the favorites list is Desmond Ridder, the QB for the surprising Cincinnati Bearcats.
His numbers are out of this world this season, with the Bearcats leader putting up 6 touchdowns, 538 passing yards, and a 72.3% completion rate in two games so far.
It seems unlikely that anyone from a team like Cincinnati wins the Heisman Trophy but they’re on a path that seems analogous to the path that UCF took a few years ago - an attempt at genuine contention in the college football world.
CJ Stroud of Ohio State remains on the list for all of the online gambling providers despite his struggles against Oregon, and he seems to have a firm hold on the job for now.
D’Eriq King has fallen to +4000 odds and after struggling against Alabama and barely pulling out a win against Appalachian State, it seems as though his fledgling Heisman campaign could end up falling apart before it even leaves the locker room.