2024 Heisman Trophy Odds and Favorites: Quinn Ewers and Carson Beck Begin the College Football Campaign at the Front of the Field

    The early 2024 Heisman Trophy odds have been released, but who are the favorites to win the most significant accolade in college football?

    The early 2024 Heisman Trophy odds have been released, detailing the oddsmakers’ favorites for the most significant individual award in all of college football. As always, the quarterback position dominates the race to be crowned the most outstanding player in the nation. Which passers are in pole position as we barrel towards spring camp of the 2024 season?

    Latest 2024 Heisman Trophy Odds and Favorites

    Latest Heisman Trophy odds and favorites as per DraftKings Sportsbook and correct as of Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2024.

    • Quinn Ewers, QB, Texas +900
    • Carson Beck, QB, Georgia +900
    • Jalen Milroe, QB, Alabama +1200
    • Dillon Gabriel, QB, Oregon +1200
    • Will Howard, QB, Ohio State +1600
    • DJ Uiagalelei, QB, Florida State +2000
    • Jaxson Dart, QB, Ole Miss +2200
    • Garrett Nussmeier, QB, LSU +2200
    • Cam Ward, QB, Miami (FL) +2200
    • Riley Leonard, QB, Notre Dame +2800

    Quinn Ewers and Carson Beck Lead Early 2024 Heisman Favorites

    After leading the Texas Longhorns to the College Football Playoff in the 2023 campaign, Quinn Ewers returns to Austin to try and take his team one-step further and compete for the National Championship. Ewers enters the 2024 college football season off the back of a 3,479 passing-yard campaign where he completed 69.0% of his passes with 27 total touchdowns.

    Ewers achieved the best season of his three-year career despite battling an injury that saw him miss two games. When he was on the field, his play was electric, ensuring he retains the QB1 spot for the Longhorns despite the media attention afforded his backup, Arch Manning. Guiding Texas to success in their first SEC season would vindicate his early Heisman Trophy odds of +900.

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    Joining Ewers atop the 2024 Heisman favorites is Georgia Bulldogs quarterback Carson Beck. Like Ewers, Beck spurned the 2024 NFL Draft to return to college football, with unfinished business in Athens following defeat to the Alabama Crimson Tide in the SEC Championship Game. A pre-season title favorite, the Bullgod subsequently missed out on the College Football Playoff.

    That wasn’t for a lack of effort or talent on Beck’s behalf. Winning the starting role ahead of the season, the fourth-year Georgia QB completed 72.4% of his passes for 3,941 yards, totaled 28 touchdowns, and was in the Heisman conversation throughout. Although they lose some talent on the offensive line, Beck’s ability to lead this team should keep him in the Heisman mix.

    Jalen Milroe and Dillon Gabriel Are Dangerous Dual-Threats With Heisman Trophy Hopes

    In many respects, Alabama quarterback Jalen Milroe epitomized what the Heisman Trophy is meant to mean as a college football award. Battling adversity early in the 2023 campaign — including his benching for the early-season clash with the USF Bulls — Milroe rebounded to, arguably, be the most important player for his team as he helped guide Alabama to an unlikely SEC title.

    A dangerous dual-threat with ludicrous speed in a 6’2″, 220-pound frame, Milroe can take over a game in multiple ways with his insane arm talent. While it remains to be seen how he gels with new offensive coordinator Ryan Grubb, Milroe’s return makes him an obvious early contender, with Heisman Trophy odds of +1200 from DraftKings Sportsbook ahead of the spring.

    While Milroe returns to the program that helped him to sixth place in the 2023 Heisman voting, Dillon Gabriel opted to leave the Oklahoma Sooners but not for the 2024 NFL Draft. The highly productive passer heads to Eugene, replacing Heisman Trophy finalist Bo Nix as the presumptive starting quarterback for the Oregon Ducks in the 2024 college football season.

    With Heisman Trophy odds of +1200, Gabriel is tied with Milroe as the third favorite for the award. He should thrive behind a consistently fundamentally sound offensive line that has become the norm in Eugene. The former UCF Knight has the arm talent to unlock Big Ten defenses while showcasing comfort on the run as a dual threat with 26 rushing touchdowns in his career.

    Top Non-Quarterback 2024 Heisman Trophy Odds and Favorites

    There is a natural assumption that, like the NFL MVP, the award for the most outstanding player in college football will simply be the starting quarterback on one of the teams with the best record. Thankfully, Jayden Daniels bucked that specific trend in 2023, but a non-quarterback winner is a rarity reflected in the early Heisman Trophy odds ahead of the 2024 college campaign.

    So, is there anyone who can challenge the quarterbacks for the highest individual accolade in college football?

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    The early Heisman Trophy odds from DraftKings Sportsbook include several running back contenders, led by Michigan Wolverines standout Donovan Edwards. While he’s spent much of his career in the shadow of teammate Blake Corum, Edwards had an outstanding performance in the 2024 National Championship Game and leads all running backs with odds of +6000.

    Running backs joining Edwards include Trevor Etienne (+7000), new Ohio State Buckeyes teammates Quinshon Judkins (+7000) and TreVeyon Henderson (+8000), second-year Texas rusher CJ Baxter (+8000), and Ollie Gordon II, who returns to the Oklahoma State Cowboys after earning enough votes to finish seventh in the 2023 Heisman Trophy race.

    Wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. made it to New York as a Heisman finalist in 2023, and Missouri pass catcher Luther Burden is considered the best bet to follow the former Buckeyes as a pure wide receiver contender. Burden boasts Heisman Trophy odds of +8000, with Emeka Egbuka (+10000), Tetairoa McMillan (+12000), and Zachariah Branch (+20000) next up.

    In Colorado’s Travis Hunter, there is a sliver of hope of seeing a defense-orientated player win the 2024 Heisman Trophy. The electric two-way player is a game-changing wide receiver but has showcased he can be equally impactful playing cornerback. The former number-one high school recruit has Heisman Trophy odds of +6000 as the top defensive option to win the award.

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