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NCAAF 2021 Season: Heisman Odds, Preview – Who Will Win the Trophy?

  • Heisman Trophy given to the most outstanding college football player each season
  • Alabama WR DeVonta Smith won the award in 2020
  • Spencer Rattler the early favorite for the 2021 award

The Heisman Trophy, one of, if not the most coveted trophy in all of the college sports. Looking at the top five contenders, there is no surprise that all of the candidates are quarterbacks. The quarterback is usually a front runner for this award for the sole reasoning that the entire offense is run through them. If a team has a bad quarterback, then usually the season is going to be a bust.

There are five main contenders for the award this season; Bryce Young (Alabama Crimson Tide), Spenser Rattler (Oklahoma Sooners), DJ Uigalelei (Clemson Tigers), JT Daniels (Georgia Bulldogs), and CJ Stroud (Ohio State). Check back every week to see the updated Power Ranking and see how you’re bet is fairing all throughout the season.

Weekly Heisman Power Ranking index

Prediction and Pick

After week one, my bet would be Bryce Young, from Alabama. It’s hard to best against the man leading the most potent offense in the country. While the others may be good bets, in the end, I think Young has too much talent for the rest of the field to catch up to.

If I had to take a dark horse in the Heisman odds, I would take the Oregon Ducks linebacker Kayvon Thibodeaux. Even though it is extremely difficult for a non-quarterback to win the trophy, it is even more difficult for a defensive player to win it. A defenseman hasn’t won the trophy since 1997 when Charles Woodson won it for Michigan. Thibodeaux’s odds are currently sitting at +15,000.

I’m Brian Handzel. I’m a huge baseball fan. On any given night you can catch me watching a game, whether it is MLB, MiLB, College, or local summer leagues. As my wife says, I’m obsessed with the game. I’m even a credentialed media member for the Syracuse Mets, the Triple-A affiliate of the New York Mets. When I’m not watching baseball I’m spending time with my wife and two children, and secretly trying to get them to enjoy the game as well.

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