Bryce Young Heisman Odds: Injury Forces Oddsmakers to Adjust

Bryce Young Heisman Odds: Injury Forces Oddsmakers to Adjust
By Mike Ferguson
Fact Checked by Nate Hamilton

Despite his stellar performance up to this point in the season, reigning Heisman-winner Bryce Young saw his Heisman odds worsen this week thanks to a shoulder injury that sidelined him for the remainder of last week's game and could limit him moving forward.

Latest Bryce Young Heisman Odds

According to DraftKings Sportsbook, Bryce Young Heisman odds are +900 following this injury against Arkansas. Here are the rest of the top contenders to win the award:

CJ Stroud, QB, Ohio State+160
Caleb Williams, QB, USC+500
⭐️ Bryce Young, QB, Alabama+900
Hendon Hooker, QB, Tennessee+1200
Stetson Bennett, QB, Georgia+1800
Adrian Martinez, QB, K-State+1800
Blake Corum, RB, Michigan+1800

In a top-25 matchup in Fayetteville, No. 1 Alabama was rolling and so was quarterback Bryce Young. Young passed for 173 yards and accounted for two total touchdowns as the Crimson Tide raced to a 28-0 lead over Arkansas. That’s when Young was forced to leave the game with a shoulder injury and things got interesting.

The Razorbacks ultimately crawled to with five points before Alabama ran away with a 49-26 victory. The big concern for the Crimson Tide, however, is Young’s health.

With the injury likely playing a huge factor, Young’s Heisman odds have been cut by more than half. Last week, Young was listed at +400. This week, it’s +900.

Young has also fallen from second to third, according to the oddsmakers. He sits behind a pair of fellow quarterbacks in Ohio State’s C.J. Stroud and USC’s Caleb Williams. Last week, only Stroud was in front of the Alabama signal caller.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Alabama sports betting is currently prohibited so there are no sports betting apps in Alabama legally offering odds on the Heisman Trophy. Odds from DraftKings Sportsbook, which is available in other states, were used for this article.

What to Know About Bryce Young Heisman Run

With a hot start against Arkansas, Alabama and Young seemed to be finding their groove after struggling early in the season against Texas. Whether or not Young has a realistic chance at repeating as the Heisman winner may ultimately come down to his health.

With the exception of a 385-yard effort against Vanderbilt, Young hasn’t put up big numbers in terms of yardage this year, but he still ranks 11th nationally in passing touchdowns with 14. His 84.6 QBR ranks in the top 10 in the country. In addition to the 14 passing touchdowns, Young has also rushed for three scores.

If Young is to win the Heisman and Alabama is to make a run at repeating as SEC champions, the reigning Heisman winner will probably need to get healthy sooner rather than later. After taking on a Texas A&M team that handed the Crimson Tide their only regular season loss last season, Alabama will begin a stretch of four straight games against ranked opponents.

Bryce Young Draft Odds

According to DraftKings Sportsbook, Bryce Young currently has +275 odds to be selected first overall in the 2023 NFL Draft. That’s behind only Ohio State’s C.J. Stroud.

As a pro prospect, Young seems to have all the tools. He can make all the throws, is heady, and athletic. Young isn’t overly big at just 6-foot-0 and 195 pounds, but with Kyler Murray and Baker Mayfield going first overall in recent years, height is not the prerequisite that it used to be in the NFL. 

Young’s odds of being selected first overall have taken a slight dip. Last week, he was listed at +225. The third-best odds belong to EDGE defender and Young’s Alabama teammate, Will Anderson Jr. 

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Mike Ferguson is a college football betting analyst for BetAlabama.com. Mike spends his days browsing the latest lines for all the top college football betting markets to find storylines curated specifically for sports bettors in Alabama. From time-to-time Mike will also turn his attention to NFL, NBA, MLB or NHL betting lines that Alabama sports bettors might be interested in but college football odds are Mike's expertise.

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