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:
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.
Bryce Young Heisman Odds FAQs
Bryce Young is currently +900 to win the Heisman in 2022, according to DraftKings Sportsbook, which places him as the third-favorite among all candidates heading into the start of the season. Young could very well see his odds continue to slump if he misses extensive time due to injury.
You can bet on Bryce Young to win the Heisman at most sportsbooks including BetMGM and DraftKings. Alabama does not currently offer legal sports betting but anyone over the age of 21 can place a bet on Heisman odds as long as they are in a state with regulated sports betting like New York, Arizona, or Virginia.
Bryce Young has +275 odds to be the first overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft. He is currently only behind Ohio State quarterback CJ Stroud to the drafted first overall, according to DraftKings sportsbook. Young's recent injury did negatively impact his draft odds but not much.