Georgia Bulldogs' Carson Beck featured in our 2024 Heisman Trophy odds

2024 Heisman Trophy Odds: Beck & Ewers Early Top Contenders

A little under two months from the start of the college football season, the 2024 Heisman Trophy odds list Georgia's Carson Beck as the +800 betting favorite. An expanded college football playoff and conference realignment keep this year's race interesting. 

2024 Heisman Trophy winner Odds

Odds To Win 2024 Heisman Trophy
PlayerOdds
Carson Beck (Georgia)+800
Dillon Gabriel (Oregon)+800
Quinn Ewers (Texas)+950
Jalen Milroe (Alabama)+1500
Will Howard (Ohio State)+1500
Jaxson Dart (Ole Miss)+1600
Nico Iamaleava (Tennessee)+1800
Garrett Nussmeier (LSU)+2200
Cam Ward (Miami FL)+2200
Avery Johnson (Kansas State)+2500

Odds as of July 12, 2024

When early odds first released, Texas' Quinn Ewers topped the oddsboard as the slight +800 favorite. But, after growing very popular with NFL scouts, Beck has taken over the spotlight.

Unlike previous years, the projected first-overall pick of the NFL draft isn't obvious. Instead, Ewers, Beck and Colorado's Shedeur Sanders each have their names in the mix. 

The Favorite: Carson Beck, Georgia

Winning two of the last three College Football National Championships, the Bulldogs parade as CFP contenders with Beck leading on the gridiron. 

With no time to waste, the senior stepped up to his role as a starting quarterback last season. The Florida-native threw just shy of 3,500 yards, the third-most in the nation. His 72.4 pass completion percentage was enough to place him just outside the top three in college football. 

With the CFP expanding to a 12-team bracket and his SEC conference growing, competition is stiffer but opportunities to showcase himself are plentiful. Beck is scheduled to meet Ewers' Longhorns during Week 8, a game that could potentially have the Heisman Trophy ballots write themselves. 

The challenger: quinn ewers, texas 

Two years of experience as a starter secured tightly under his belt, including a CFP appearance, Quinn Ewers has been in early Heisman talks the last couple of seasons. 

The Texas native definitely improved over the course of his sophomore year, finishing with 3,479 yards and 27 total touchdowns. Also, he got bragging rights for taking down a No. 3 Alabama in Week 2 last September. 

This season, he'll need to have more than one big performance to maintain contender status. Joining the SEC conference comes with tough company and the Longhorns schedule is already stacked, meeting programs like Michigan, Georgia, Oklahoma, Florida and Texas A&M through their 14-week slate. 

But perhaps off the field is where Ewers has the Heisman attitude, being called a visible leader by Steve Sarkisian and admired by back-up Arch Manning. Sarkisian, who has a reputation of knowing how to call a good offense, is constantly raving about Ewers.

Could it finally be his time to earn a spot as a finalist? I think so. His playing will ultimately determine whether he hoists the hardware.

the dark horse: shedeur sanders, colorado

I'm going off the board with Sanders, sitting at +3500 odds. I previously mentioned that scouts are keeping close tabs on three names, one being Deion Sanders' youngest son.

A year under the Primetime takeover only snatched the Buffs four wins. But, a lacklustre team doesn't always reflect a dull player. And let's be honest, Shedeur's essence is far from boring.

Despite not having the sturdiest offensive line in front of him, the senior was precise with 27 passing touchdowns and just three interceptions. 

With six performances recording three-plus touchdowns, Sanders was able to connect in the endzone often. Helping add 30 points or more to the scoreboard in six games last year, it makes me wonder what magic he could spark with a more capable, well-rounded group supporting him. 

Last 10 heisman trophy winners

Heisman Trophy Odds History
YearWinnerPreseason OddsClosing OddsPreseason Favorite (Odds)
2023Jayden Daniels+1000-1200Caleb Williams (+475)
2022Caleb Williams+800-2500CJ Stroud (+400)
2021Bryce Young+900-3500Spencer Rattler (+550)
2020DeVonta Smith+6600-200Justin Fields (+450)
2019Joe Burrow+4000-12500Tua Tagovailoa (+250)
2018Kyler Murray+3000+700Tua Tagovailoa (+400)
2017Baker Mayfield+700-1800Sam Darnold (+500)
2016Lamar Jackson+10000-1350Deshaun Watson (+450)
2015Derrick Henry+2500-465Trevone Boykin (+650)
2014Marcus Mariota+425-1500Marcus Mariota (+425)
2013Jameis Winston+600-15000Teddy Bridgewater (+450)
2012Johnny ManzielN/A-1000Matt Barkley (+300)
2011Robert Griffin III+2800-1000Andrew Luck (+325)
2010Cam NewtonN/A-450Mark Ingram (+450)
2009Mark IngramN/A-250Tim Tebow (+225)

 

By now, everyone is aware that LSU Tigers' Jayden Daniels was named the 2023 Heisman Trophy winner. But did you know his odds to win the Heisman Trophy were +4000 by Week 2?

Below are the opening and closing odds for every Heisman Trophy winner dating back to 2009. You can find all the Heisman Trophy winners listed here.

nCAA Schools with the most heisman winners

Most Heisman Trophy Winners By School
SchoolNumber Of WinnersLatest Winner
USC Trojans8Caleb Williams (2022)
Ohio State Buckeyes 7Troy Smith (2006)
Oklahoma Sooners7Kyler Murray (2018)
Notre Dame Fighting Irish7Tim Brown (1987)
Alabama Crimson Tide4Bryce Young (2021)
Auburn Tigers 3Cam Newton (2010)
Army Black Knights3Pete Dawkins (1958)
Florida Gators3Tim Tebow (2007)
Florida State Seminoles3Jameis Winston (2013)
Michigan Wolverines3Charles Woodson (1997)


With Reggie Bush's award being reinstated this year and Caleb Williams snatching the award a couple of years ago, the Trojans now hold the most Heisman Trophy winners (8). 

Heisman trophy betting trends

  • Since 2013, five Heisman Trophy winners were selected first overall at the NFL Draft (Jameis Winston, Baker Mayfield, Kyler Murray, Joe Burrow, Bryce Young).
  • Cam Newton remains the only double-transfer Heisman winner in history. Newton started his collegiate career in Florida, then transferred to Blinn Junior College and joining Auburn to top it all off. 
  • Five of the last six Heisman-winning quarterbacks were transfers. 
  • Eight Heisman Trophy winners of the last decade were all quarterbacks. The two exceptions were two Alabama products, WR Devonta Smith (2020) and RB Derrick Henry (2015). 

Making A Futures Bet

A futures bet is a wager made on events or milestones that will happen in time. The Heisman bet is a form of futures betting because you are making a pick based on an outcome determined at the end of NCAA football season. The trophy is given out in mid-December and if you want to get a bigger payout, it’s best to lock in your bets sooner rather than later so you can take advantage of better odds. The closer it gets to Heisman voting, the more the odds will change.

How To Read Heisman Trophy Odds

The above chart features the odds for each top player in college football. At your sportsbook of choice, the betting lines would look something like this:

Quinn Ewers +500

Carson Beck +800

Jalen Milroe +1000

This means that Ewers is the favorite since he has the lowest odds and the highest chance of winning the prop, according to oddsmakers. If you were to bet $100 on Ewers and he won, you would get a payout of $600 – your original $100 is returned along with your winnings of $500.

On the other hand, if you strongly believe that Jalen Milroe is going to win the Heisman at Alabama, a winning $100 bet on him would yield $1,100 – your $100 comes back along with your prize of $1,000.

Our Odds Calculator will show you how much you’d win based on the odds and amount bet.

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