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Heisman Trophy Odds 2021: Which Quarterback to Fade in 2021

One QB is overvalued in the futures market

The 2021-2022 College Football season is drawing closer, and we have you covered with comprehensive analysis on all the betting angles to be prepared for the season.

In this article, we will preview this coming season's Heisman Trophy market.

We recommend you take a look at our best bets article to use as a companion to this one, in which we breakdown who is overvalued for the Heisman.

Here are the odds, courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.

Sam Howell, North Carolina (+1700)

Despite being 17-1, Howell has the fourth shortest odds to take home the Heisman Trophy. With such a drop off between contenders and long shots for the award, I can't get behind backing Howell.

While Howell is a talented QB, the mass exodus of skill players from Chapel Hill make for a severe regression for the Tar Heels in 2021.

More than 2,300 rushing yards left the team with both Javonte Williams and Michael Carter going pro as well as Howell’s two favorite receivers in Dyami Brown and Dazz Newsome. 

The schedule is also slated to be difficult for UNC, who open up on the road against Virginia Tech and have a mid-season trip to South Bend against the always formidable Notre Dame Fighting Irish. 

At 17-1, I'd rather keep looking down the odds board for a longer shot.

I’d need these odds to trickle down closer to +2500 before looking to bet Howell, especially given a successful season for the Tar Heels probably ends with a a loss in the ACC Championship game to Clemson, who boast their own Heisman contender in D.J. Uiagalelei. 

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