BetOnline has Bryce Young as 2022 Heisman favorite

Alabama QB Bryce Young is favored to become the only player other than Archie Griffin to bag a pair of Heismans.

Ohio State’s Archie Griffin is the only player to ever win the Heisman Trophy in consecutive seasons (1974, 1975).

Three players have had a chance to repeat in the past decade—Johnny Manziel, Jameis Winston and Lamar Jackson—but none of them were able to achieve that feat. Jackson came the closest, finishing third in 2017 after winning it in 2016.

Alabama quarterback Bryce Young will be the next player to have a shot at history. Young, who entered the 2021 season at 12/1 to win the coveted award, became the fourth Alabama player to win the Heisman on Saturday night.

The Crimson Tide’s signal caller has opened as the +325 ‘chalk’ to win the award next season, according to offshore sportsbook BetOnline. Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud, who was a Heisman finalist this season, follows Young at +500. Stroud threw 35 touchdowns and just five interceptions as a redshirt freshman.

There is another familiar name at the top of the 2022 Heisman betting market as well. Quarterback Spencer Rattler, who was the +500 preseason ‘chalk’ to win the award with Oklahoma in 2021, is going to be in a new uniform in 2022. Rattler announced his decision to transfer to South Carolina on Monday.

Rattler, who was benched in favor of true freshman quarterback Caleb Williams, is listed at +700 to win the Heisman as a Gamecock. Williams is directly behind him at 12/1, but his campaign took a hit when head coach Lincoln Riley bolted for USC.

Miami quarterback Tyler Van Dyke passed for at least 300 yards and three touchdowns in six straight games after replacing D’Eriq King this season. Van Dyke is also priced at 12/1 entering the 2022 season.

A trio of running backs are listed behind the five quarterbacks at the top of the market. Michigan State’s Kenneth Walker III, who saw his 2021 Heisman odds reduced from 30/1 to +465 in November, is one of those backs. He could choose to declare for the NFL draft, though.  

Ohio State’s TreVeyon Henderson (16/1) and Texas’ Bijan Robinson (18/1) are both expected to be contenders as well. Henderson averaged more than seven yards per carry, racking up 19 touchdowns. Robinson was in the hunt this season before an injury derailed his campaign.

Another player who is coming off a strong season is Alabama linebacker Will Anderson Jr., who finished fifth in the 2021 voting. He had 52 solo tackles, including 15.5 sacks and nine quarterback hurries. Many believed that Anderson should have been a finalist this season, which makes it tough to find value at his price of 25/1.

BetOnline has ‘quarterback’ listed as a -2000 favorite to be the position of the 2022 Heisman winner. A non-transfer is -500 to win the award in a separate prop.

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