C.J. Stroud of the Ohio state university is favored to be the 2022 Heisman Trophy Winner. Stroud had a fairly impressive freshman year leading the Buckeyes to an 11-2 record as they just missed the playoffs.
Ohio State finished ranked 7th in the nation behind Stroud’s 4,435 passing yards which ranked 5th out of all quarterbacks. He was 3rd in the nation in touchdowns with 44 total while only throwing 6 interceptions all season. Stroud led the nation in Quarterback Rating with an amazing 91.6.
Looking for Stroud to make a great leap his sophomore year and lead the Buckeyes back to the College Football Playoff.
Bryce Young from the University of Alabama is the second favorite to bring home the 2022 Heisman trophy as he already did in 2021. Bryce Young led the Crimson Tide to the National Championship his sophomore year last season but fell just short of the title loss to the Georgia Bulldogs, 33-18.
Although Young’s season did not result in a ring, he earned the Heisman Trophy as he was the best quarterback in all of college football. Young was second in the nation in yards with 4,872 as well as second in the nation with 47 touchdown passes. Only throwing 7 interceptions, Young was second in Quarterback Rating of 87.6.
Archie Griffin of the Ohio State Buckeyes is the only player in college football history to win back-to-back Heisman trophies. It will be hard, but Young has a pretty solid shot at becoming the second player to do so.
Caleb Williams had an interesting season with the Oklahoma Sooners as he was competing for a starting spot with the quarterback, Spencer Rattler. Spencer Rattler was long recruited by Oklahoma and had extremely high expectations. When Rattler started to struggle Williams was able to take the Starting spot and put up big numbers.
Lincoln Ridley, Head coach of the Oklahoma Sooners decided to depart from the team for this upcoming season and join the University of Southern California staff. Ironically enough, Caleb Williams did the same thing and transferred to the University of Southern California to reunite with coach Lincoln.
Caleb Williams is set to be starting quarterback for the Trojans this upcoming season. Although Williams did not play the full season last year, he was still able to rank 4th in the nation in Quarterback Rating with 86.5.
Honorable mentions on who will compete for Heisman
The three players above are the top three favorites to win the Heisman, however, there are still many players with the ability to win the trophy. A player I would keep my eyes on is Quinn Ewers as he did not get a chance to play this season with Ohio State and transferred to the University of Texas. Ewers was a complete all-star player in high school, this year we will witness it at the college level where Ewers is looking to have a revenge season after losing the starting battle to C.J. Stroud.