Taking a Closer Look at the 2021 Heisman Trophy

July 29, 2021

Found within the expansive college football wagering menu on your SuperBook Colorado or Nevada app, you can find odds for the Heisman Trophy winner. Betting on the Heisman Trophy recipient is an opportunity for big money for football fans. In 2019, Joe Burrow opened at 200/1 (+20000) and later took home the award.

Chase Keefer from the Las Vegas Sun made his picks in Five Heisman Trophy Bets to Make Right Now.

Hudson Card, Texas quarterback 80-to-1 (Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook)

Casey Thompson is the Longhorns’ quarterback who sits near the top of the board at as low as 20-to-1, but new coach Steve Sarkisian rarely mentions his name without also talking up Card in the same sentence.

This seems like a true quarterback competition going into the season, and the freshman Card may even have a small leg-up given that he’s considered to have a higher ceiling. Whoever wins the job is going to be set up to succeed immediately.

Sarkisian was the best play-caller in the nation bar none last year with Alabama. Texas is also Georgia/Ohio State Lite with the players they have back at the skill positions including freshman running back sensation Bijan Robinson, who could be more involved in the passing game this year.

Joshua Moore, Jake Smith and Xavier Worthy, meanwhile, make up a formidable receiving corps. It’s not a great development for all the punchlines that are fun to throw towards a struggling perennial power, but Texas is going to be good this year and Card might be a big part of it.

Dorian Thompson-Robinson, UCLA quarterback 200-to-1 (SuperBook)

The Pac-12 is wide open this year, and UCLA could be a surprise team in the thick of the race largely because of its roster continuity.

That roster continuity starts with the Bishop Gorman High graduate Thompson-Robinson, who will settle into his fourth year as a starter under Chip Kelly. Thompson-Robinson has improved in each of his first three seasons and is on a path to do so again this season.

He’s extremely dangerous as a runner in the open field, which could give him some of the type of Heisman moments voters love during a slate of what look like close conference games for the Bruins.

Thompson-Robinson hasn’t flashed much Heisman potential during a down period for UCLA since Kelly took over, but that doesn’t mean it can’t happen. The chances of it happening are certainly better than these odds imply.