Quinn Ewers Heisman Odds: Can the Texas QB Win the Award in 2023?

Quinn Ewers Heisman Odds: Can the Texas QB Win the Award in 2023?
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Key Takeaways:

  • Quinn Ewers odds to win the Heisman Trophy are +4500 according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Using implied probability, Ewers has a 2.17% chance to win the Heisman Trophy for the 2023 season.
  • Ewers is vying to become the third Longhorns player β€” and first quarterback β€” to win the most prestigious individual award in college football.

Heading into the Red River Rivalry, Texas quarterback Quinn Ewers has led his team to a 5-0 record and No. 3 national ranking. Ewers was also among the favorites to win the 2023 Heisman Trophy with +900 odds, per FanDuel Sportsbook, which gave him the third-shortest odds.

Coming out of another classic Red River Showdown, however, Ewers and the Longhorns fell to Oklahoma and Ewers' odds to win the Heisman has followed suit.

I'll be tracking the Heisman odds for Quinn Ewers all season, so be sure to bookmark this page for updates surrounding his chances and the Texas Longhorns football team.

What Are Quinn Ewers' Heisman Odds Today?

Following the Texas Longhorns' loss to Oklahoma in the Red River Rivalry, Ewers has seen his odds lengthen dramatically across all major sportsbook apps compared to last week. Unfortunately in college football, one loss can tank your entire season and that is what we've seen with Ewers' Heisman odds.

Here are Quinn Ewers odds to win the Heisman Trophy across different sports betting apps, from shortest to longest odds:

  • Caesars Sportsbook: +3000
  • DraftKings Sportsbook: +3000
  • Fanatics Sportsbook: +3000
  • FanDuel Sportsbook: +4500
  • BetMGM Sportsbook: +5000

It's always a good idea to check multiple betting sites prior to making a wager, but especially when it comes to futures wagers like Heisman odds. Futures markets will fluctuate much more than single-game moneylines and spreads, as can be seen with Quinn Ewers' odds to win the Heisman above. 

A $100 winning wager at DraftKings would return $3,100 while that same amount at BetMGM would land you $5,100.

Quinn Ewers Week-by-Week Heisman Odds

Looking to stay updated on Quinn Ewers' chances to win the Heisman Trophy? Be sure to bookmark this page, as we will be tracking his Heisman odds each week. Here's how Ewers' odds have fluctuated since the 2023 Heisman Trophy betting market opened after last season, along with his implied probability:

Opening Odds+2250 (4.26% chance)
Preseason (July 2023)+1120 (8.20% chance)
After Week 1+1820 (5.21% chance)
After Week 2+780 (11.36% chance)
After Week 3+600 (14.29% chance)
After Week 4+590 (14.49% chance)
After Week 5+870 (10.31% chance)
After Week 6+3800 (2.56% chance)

 

Last week, Quinn Ewers was within striking distance of USC's quarterback Caleb Williams who has been the Heisman betting favorite all season. With a win over Oklahoma, it isn't unreasonable to think Ewers could have supplanted Williams.

With the opposite result, however, Ewers has seen his Heisman chances tumble all the way to an average odds of +3800. These odds generally rank him anywhere from the eighth to 12th-shortest odds depending on which sportsbook you're looking at. 

Despite throwing for over 300 yards for the third time this season, Ewers had three turnovers and just one passing touchdown which ultimately ended with Texas losing 34-30.

Totaling 1,704 passing yards, Ewers is currently 13th in the nation following their sixth game. 

In this week's AP Poll, Texas has dropped from No. 3 to No. 9, while Oklahoma has jumped up to No. 5 from No. 12.

Sportsbooks Available To Bet on Quinn Ewers' Heisman Trophy Odds

Sports bettors can wager on Quinn Ewers to win the 2023 Heisman Trophy at all major U.S. sportsbooks that are located in states where betting on awards tied to collegiate athletes is legal.

Unfortunately for those living in the state where the Longhorns reside, Texas sports betting is not yet legal, so for those wanting to lay down a Heisman bet on Ewers, traveling outside of the state is the only option.

While offshore sportsbooks can be enticing, they lack any oversight or protection for customers which means not only are you risking your money, but your private information is also at risk. These sites can sell your personal information, refuse to honor your payouts, offer subpar odds, and more all because there is no regulatory body overseeing their business.

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Latest Updates Impacting Quinn Ewers' Heisman Trophy Odds

Below we'll track all of the most important updates impacting Quinn Ewers' odds to win the 2023 Heisman:

  • πŸ—“οΈ Oct. 7: Ewers and No. 3 Texas fall to No. 12 Oklahoma in the Red River Rivalry, 34-30. Ewers throws for 346 yards and a score, but also ends the game with two interceptions and a lost fumble.
  • πŸ—“οΈ Sept. 9: Ewers and the 11th-ranked Longhorns hit the field as a 7-point road underdog against No. 3 Alabama. But they walk off the field with a 34-24 upset win after Ewers passes for 349 yards and three more touchdowns. Following the victory, Ewers skyrockets up the Heisman Trophy odds board and becomes one of the top favorites.
  • πŸ—“οΈ Sept. 2: Ewers kicks off his sophomore campaign β€” and Heisman Trophy candidacy β€” be leading Texas to a 37-10 rout of Rice at home. Ewers goes 19-for-30 for 260 yards and a three touchdowns (one short of his career high).
  • πŸ—“οΈ April 15: Ewers guides his team to a 21-10 victory in Texas' annual Orange-White spring game. Afterward, Longhorns coach Steve Sarkisian officially names Ewers the team's starting quarterback, ending speculation that highly touted true freshman Arch Manning β€” nephew of NFL greats Peyton and Eli Manning β€” would win the job.
Could Quinn Ewers Win the Heisman in 2023?

Following Texas' loss to Oklahoma, Quinn Ewers is considered a longshot to win the Heisman in 2023 and that is reflected in his odds dropping from +900 last week on FanDuel Sportsbook to +4500.

At this point of the season, it would take absolute chaos for Ewers to have his name mentioned among the favorites before the award ceremony at the beginning of December. There would need to be several massive upsets and injuries for Ewers to gain the ground lost from the result of the Red River Showdown.

Additionally, Ewers would have to play nearly perfect football and post gaudy numbers. While Ewers has played well, he's currently outside of the top 10 in every major statistical measure for quarterbacks. Fair or not, the loss to Oklahoma essentially ended Ewers' Heisman chances.

Who Was The Last Texas Player To Win the Heisman Trophy Award?

The last Texas player to win the Heisman Trophy was running back Ricky Williams in 1998. Williams put up nearly 2400 total yards and 28 total touchdowns that year which was 400 more yards and 8 more touchdowns than the next closest players.

Who Was The Last Texas Player to be a Heisman Trophy Finalist?

No Texas Longhorns player has finished in the top 3 of Heisman Trophy voting since quarterback Colt McCoy placed third in 2009 and second in 2008. Quarterback Vince Young also was the Heisman Trophy runner-up in 2005.

Who are the Favorites to Win the Heisman in 2023?

Below are the top 10 players with the shortest odds to win the 2023 Heisman Trophy according to FanDuel Sportsbook. 

  • Michael Penix Jr. (QB, Washington) +220
  • Caleb Williams (QB, USC) +250
  • Bo Nix (QB, Oregon) +600
  • Dillon Gabriel (QB, Oklahoma) +1200
  • Jordan Travis (QB, Florida State) +1700
  • J.J. McCarthy (QB, Michigan) +2000
  • Drake Maye (QB, North Carolina) +2000
  • Brock Bowers (TE, Georgia) +2500
  • Jayden Daniels (QB, LSU) +2800
  • Quinn Ewers (QB, Texas) +4500

Thanks to a subpar performance from Caleb Williams against an unranked Arizona team, Michael Penix Jr. was able to take over as the Heisman betting favorite despite not playing this past week. Williams had one of his worst passing games of his career as a starter, throwing for 219 yards and just one touchdown and needing triple overtime to take down the Wildcats. Last year's Heisman winner tacked on three rushing touchdowns, but it wasn't enough to hold onto the shortest odds for this year's Heisman award heading into Week 7.

Bo Nix continues to post impressive performances as the fifth-year senior has racked up over 1,400 passing yards and throwing 15 touchdowns to just one interception. Nix's odds were over +2000 just a few weeks ago, and has now gotten himself to the third-shortest odds heading into a huge showdown against Penix Jr. and the Washington Huskies. Whoever comes out of this game victorious will have a strong case as the Heisman favorite next week.

After knocking off Texas this past Saturday, Dillon Gabriel has gone from Heisman longshot to legitimate contender. The win took Oklahoma from outside of the top 10 in the AP Poll to the top 5 and if Gabriel can keep the Sooners winning and there is an upset ahead of them, he'll be a finalist.

If you're scrolling through the 10 players with the shortest Heisman odds, one sticks out like a sore thumb: Georgia's Brock Bowers. A tight end in the Heisman running isn't a common occurrence. In fact, only two tight ends have ever won the award and it's been almost 75 years since it last happened. Bowers is one of the most unstoppable offensive weapons in college football and has been a fixture for the Bulldogs' offense since he was a freshman.

Who are the Sleepers to Win the Heisman in 2023?

Which college football players have the best wagering value in the current 2023 Heisman Trophy betting market? For now, here are our top three bets based on odds at FanDuel:

  • Jordan Travis (QB, Florida State) +1700
  • Drake Maye (QB, North Carolina) +2000
  • Drew Allar (QB, Penn State) +6000

Travis already has two huge wins under his belt, and both came away from home. The sixth-year senior led Florida State to a 42-24 upset victory over LSU in a season-opening neutral-site contest. Then in Week 4, he helped the No. 5 Seminoles to a 31-24 overtime victory at ACC rival Clemson.

In those two games alone, Travis passed for 631 yards, accounted for eight total touchdowns (six passing) and threw only one interception. The Seminoles will be favored to win each of their seven remaining regular-season games. If they keep piling up victories while Travis keeps filling up the stat sheet, his current +1700 odds will continue to shorten.

North Carolina's Maye had a tremendous sophomore season in which he passed for 4,321 yards and 38 touchdowns versus seven interceptions. And while he's completing over 72% of his passes this year for an average of 325.8 yards per game, he has just eight TDs and four INTs. With Caleb Williams having 22 touchdowns to his name, Maye will have to start finding the endzone more often for his +2000 odds to pay off.

True sophomore Drew Allar has been solid in his first year as a starter for Penn State and many believe we haven't seen the best of what he has to offer. If the offense can start clicking earlier in games and they can get by upcoming games with Ohio State and Michigan, Allar's odds will shorten dramatically from where they are today. 

Quinn Ewers 2023 Outlook

It's an unfortunate reality of college football, but the loss to Oklahoma nearly evaporates any Heisman hopes for Ewers the rest of the season. This is especially true being that the Heisman Trophy will be awarded prior to any bowl games or playoff games. Even if Texas goes on a fantastic run over the next two months, Ewers will still likely be on the outside looking in when it comes to the Heisman.

As mentioned above, anyone hoping for Ewers to take home the Heisman will need to root for utter chaos and for the Texas signal caller to go on a absolute tear over the next couple of weeks. Ewers will need losses by the top teams and dreadful performances by the current favorites to get himself into a position where he'll be considered one of the top Heisman hopefuls.

Quinn Ewers Heisman Odds FAQ

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Mike Ferguson is a college football betting analyst for BetTexas.com. Mike spends his days browsing the latest lines for all the top college football betting markets to find storylines curated specifically for sports bettors in Texas. From time-to-time Mike will also turn his attention to NFL, NBA, MLB or NHL betting lines that Texas sports bettors might be interested in but college football odds are Mike's expertise.

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