Hendon Hooker’s Heisman Odds in 2022 Released

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    After the announcement from Hendon Hooker on Sunday, the Tennessee quarterback’s name has gone away from the NFL Draft big boards and onto the future Heisman watch list. However, as things stand now, the Tennessee quarterback will have a lot of ground to cover over the span of the next year.

    Sports Betting AG released their 2022 Heisman Trophy future betting odds on Tuesday morning.

    According to the betting site, Hooker currently has the 23rd best odds among the players listed to take home the trophy. Hooker’s Heisman odds are sitting at +4,000/40-1.

    Two of the four Heisman finalists from 2021 will be returning to their schools in 2022, and there are a few Heisman snubs from this past year on the list as well. Freshman superstars Bryce Young, who took home the Heisman in 2021, and C.J. Shroud both will return to their schools after standing on the Heisman stage this year. Alabama’s Will Anderson and Michigan’s Cade McNamara also stand out among the competition.

    Notable odds include Bryce Young (Alabama) at 3-1, CJ Shroud (Ohio State) at 5-1, JT Daniels (Georgia) at 18-1, Will Anderson Jr (Alabama) at 25-1, and Quinn Ewers (Texas) at 28-1.

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    Right now, it is a little bit of a stretch to think that Hooker will be in Heisman contention. That’s not to take anything away from how Hooker played this past year, nor is it a slight in thinking about his future progression with another year in the pocket. Ultimately, it’s a nod to how stacked the Heisman competition truly is every year. In many instances, the finalists are from teams that have won their division, won their conference, or are in the playoffs or New Year’s Six bowl game at least.

    On Sunday, Hooker made the announcement that he would be returning to Rocky Top after a terrific first year with Tennessee. In his augural season, paired up with head coach Josh Heupel, the duo led Tennessee to a Top 10 offense nationally, setting/tying several Tennessee records along the way. In his first year at Tennessee, Hooker threw for 2,567 yards and 26 touchdowns with only three interceptions. Additionally, Hooker ran for 561 yards and put in five touchdowns on the ground.

    Ric Butler is a Knoxville based sports media personality who has covered University of Tennessee athletics since 2017. Most recently, he served as the lead writer for the website of a local radio station. Ric also helped create and host a daily radio show called “The Blitz." Ric’s passion for sports, smooth vocal, and infectious personality have made him popular with both his peers and Vol Nation. Originally from Dallas, Ric didn’t grow up riding horses to school. But he did dream of the big city lights. When not chasing down the latest Tennessee story, Ric can be found watching the WWE, often attempting their moves in an embarrassing fashion.