These Heisman hopefuls top the list of early bets

College football is almost back, guys.

With this year’s Heisman Prize race taking center stage once again, the back gates, heated competitions and future NFL stars will also return to our collective conscience.

We’ve seen a slew of top schools relocated since the end of last season, transforming the Heisman landscape. With that said, there is a lot of value to be found.

Below you can find the 2022 Heisman odds:

2022 Heisman Cup odds

All odds are courtesy BetMGM.

CJ Stroud +200

Press Young +350

Caleb Williams +800

Bijan Robinson +1600

Queen Ewers +2000

Tryvon Henderson +2000

DJ Uiagalelei +2000

Anthony Richardson +2000

JT Daniels +2500

Kidon sloves +2500

Jackson Dart +2500

Tyler Van Dyck +2500

Caleb Williams, QB, USC (+800)

As you can see from the list, the top three players with the best odds are, unsurprisingly, the quarterback. CJ Stroud enters the year as the front-runner, with Bryce Young defending the Heisman Prize winner. Third on the list is Caleb Williams’ move from Oklahoma, which is full of intrigue and upside.

Last year was supposed to be Spencer Rattler’s coronation in Oklahoma. This did not happen. Caleb Williams took over mid-season, and you can see his growth from week to week. After taking halfway through Oklahoma’s game against Texas, Williams finished the year with a 65 percent completion score for 1,810 yards, 21 touchdowns and four interceptions. He also added 381 yards and five touchdowns.

Caleb Williams Spring Game.
Caleb Williams is back at the USC Spring Game.
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Williams transferred to the University of Southern California, after his former Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley. The two have a built-in familiarity and also ported wide receiver Jordan Addison, who is one of the best receivers in the 2023 NFL class. Given an entire season, Williams’ value of +800 is a tempting bet.

Queen Ewers, QB, Texas (+2000)

This one is interesting. Quinn Ewers started his college career last year in Ohio State, but Stroud buried him in a depth chart. The Texas Producer was the #1 overall ranked player in the 2021 College Recruitment category, in all positions, by 247sports.com. It’s safe to say Ohio State is happy with Stroud after his performance last year. But Ewers has the talent and ability to make an appearance on the national scene in his first year as a quarterback after transferring to the University of Texas.

Quinn Ewers throws a pass.
Quinn Ewers throws a pass at the Texas Spring Game.
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Ewers has the advantage of arguably the nation’s best enemy lined up behind him in dynamic second-year receiver Bijan Robinson and Xavier Worthy. The offense is likely to explode this season, and if any of the names at the top of the list falter, Ewers could find himself in the Heisman conversation.

TreVeyon Henderson, RB, Ohio State (+2000)

As a true freshman, TreVeyon Henderson has already proven to be one of the best linebackers in the country. He lunged 183 times for 1,248 yards and 15 touchdowns, while adding 27 receptions for 312 yards and four extra runs. He did it all while not feeding the ball until his third game.

This year, Henderson will start working. With the departure of Garrett Wilson and Chris Olaf to the NFL, Henderson will move with wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba as the top offensive skill players on Ohio State’s stacked roster.

Trevon Henderson runs with the ball.
TreVeyon Henderson holds the ball in the Rose Bowl. A promising run could be a dark horse for Heisman.
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Running back hasn’t won a Heisman award since Derek Henry in 2015, but with the talent Henderson has, it’s worth sharing.

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