2022 Heisman Trophy Picks and Predictions

  • C.J. Stroud (+325) edges Caleb Williams (+400) as the favorite to win the 2022 Heisman Trophy
  • Bryce Young (+700) aims to become only the second player in NCAA football history to win the award twice
  • The 2022-23 college football season kicks off in Week Zero on Saturday, August 27

Ohio State’s C.J. Stroud has surpassed Alabama’s Bryce Young as the new betting favorite to win the 2022 Heisman Trophy, while USC’s Caleb Williams has shot up the board over the summer.

Let’s check the latest odds on all three of these quarterbacks and more before placing our bets on who will take home college football’s most prestigious award this season. Here’s also where you can find the top betting sites for NCAA football in 2022.

2022 Heisman Trophy

CJ Stroud+325
Caleb Williams+400
Bryce Young+700
Jahmyr Gibbs+1200
Will Anderson Jr+1200
TreVeyon Henderson+2000
Tyler Van Dyke+2000
Dillon Gabriel+2200
Quinn Ewers+2500
Anthony Richardson+2800
Devin Leary+2800
Sam Hartman+3300
DJ Uiagalelei+4000
Jaxon Smith-Njigba+4000
Will Levis+4000
Bijan Robinson+5000
Hendon Hooker+5000
Jaxson Dart+5000
Braelon Allen+6600
Brennan Armstrong+6600

Award frontrunners

C.J. Stroud (+325) threw for 4,435 yards and 44 touchdowns in his freshman year in Columbus, including seven games where he tossed four-plus TDs. The 20-year-old also wowed in a Rose Bowl victory over Utah, bringing Ohio State back from a 14-point deficit with a 573-yard, six-TD showing. The Buckeyes are also loaded with weapons like receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba and running back TreVeyon Henderson.

While Stroud has offensive-mastermind Ryan Day orchestrating his offense, Caleb Williams (+400) has Lincoln Riley calling the shots at USC. The same man who coaxed back-to-back Heisman trophy campaigns out of Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray in Oklahoma. In eight games with the Sooners last season, Williams passed for 1,810 yards and 21 TDs while adding 381 yards and five scores on the ground.

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Bryce and the ‘Bama boys

Bryce Young’s odds have slipped from +325 to +700 over the past six months through no fault of his own. After setting Alabama’s single-season school record for passing yards (4,872) and touchdowns (47) last year, Young aims to become just the second college football player ever to strike a Heisman pose twice (Archie Griffin in 1974, 1975).

Favored to win the national championship, the Crimson Tide also have Will Anderson Jr. (+1200), the best linebacker in the nation, and running back Jahmyr Gibbs (+1200) near the top of the board. But, please keep in mind that no defensive player has claimed a Heisman since 1997 (Charles Woodson) and Derrick Henry was the last back to bring home the award in 2015.


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Nice longshots

Bijan Robinson (+1800) rushed for 1,127 yards and 11 touchdowns in 10 games in 2021 while adding another 295 yards and four touchdowns through the air. Viewed as the top back in the 2023 NFL Draft, the Longhorns star will have a strong media narrative working in his favor if Texas can make a run at a College Football Playoff berth.

Devin Leary (+2800) led NC State to a 9-3 record last fall, with an incredible 35-5 touchdown-to-interception ratio. His head coach Dave Doeren believes he’s the best quarterback in the country and teammates have seen him toss the ball over 80 yards. If the Wolfpack overthrow Clemson for an ACC championship, Leary could be in the mix.

Best Bet

Bryce Young (+700) is the safest preseason wager you can make, as Alabama is almost assured to be in the national title mix. The Crimson Tide quarterback delivered two strong performances against the best defense in college football last season, including a 421-yard, three-TD showing against Georgia in the SEC title game, so we know he’s no fluke.

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