Shedeur Sanders Heisman Odds: Can Colorado QB Win The Heisman Trophy?

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  • 👀After one season in Boulder, Shedeur Sanders is one of the early Heisman favorites ahead of the 2024 season.
  • 📈Below, a team of experts analyze our collection of odds for Sanders to join the most elite club in college football.
  • 🏈Will Sanders take the leap this upcoming season and lead the Buffaloes to the promised land?

A cannon-armed lightning rod of publicity and prodigal talent returns to the Flatirons this fall, as Colorado senior quarterback Shedeur Sanders looks to take the Buffaloes back to the sport’s upper echelon after a tantalizing debut season in Boulder, one that also lit a fire across Colorado sports betting apps.

Sanders, son of enigmatic superstar head coach Deion Sanders, threw for 3,230 yards and 27 touchdowns (to three interceptions) in 11 games last fall, serving as a one-man tour de force under center for the Buffaloes.  

With that in mind, BetColorado.com will keep tabs on Sanders’ Heisman Trophy odds for the 2024 college football season, keeping tabs on some of the most prominent American sportsbooks to see where they have Shedeur ranked nationally.

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Shedeur Sanders Heisman Odds

Sportsbook

Odds

% Chance

FanDuel

+4000

2.4%

Bet365

+3300

2.9%

BetMGM

+3000

3.8%

ESPN Bet

+3500

2.8%

BetRivers

+4500

2.2%

*Odds found on April 30th, subject to change

Can Defense Support Sanders' Campaign?

The issue last season was that CU’s defense couldn’t contain much of anything, ranking 130th (out of 133 FBS teams) in yards per game allowed (at 461.7), which ultimate scuttled whatever progress Sanders provided the Buffs’ offensively.  

Now, with ‘Coach Prime’ having another year to raid the transfer portal (with 247 Sports giving CU the sixth ranked transfer class in the nation for 2024), it’s worth wondering whether the senior Sanders has enough in the tank to bring a second Heisman Trophy to Boulder in 2024.  

If he does, Shedeur will join running back Rashaan Salaam as the only Buffs’ to win the coveted award, with Salaam doing so in 1994 after rushing for 2,055 yards and 24 touchdowns, which would be a win for a program that hasn’t won six games in a single season since going 10-4 in 2016.  

MORE: Deion Sanders Coaching Odds.

Sanders Faces Stout Competition For Heisman

Right now, BetMGM has the shortest odds of any national sportsbook when it comes to Sanders’ Heisman odds, listing the CU quarterback at +3000 and in a tie with a host of players, such as Florida State QB DJ Uiagalelei and USC QB Miller Moss.  

Other operators, such as Bet365 Colorado have Sanders listed at +3300 (sandwiched between Will Rogers of Washington and Avery Johnson of Kansas State, Jalon Daniels of Kansas, Moss and Drew Allar of Penn State at +4000).  

The longest odds of any national sportsbook are at BetRivers, which listed Sanders at +4500, just behind Miller at +4000 and ahead of Rogers at +5000, while FanDuel Sportsbook Colorado lists the CU quarterback at +4000, alongside Allar, Daniels and Moss.  

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Christopher Boan has been covering sports and sports betting for more than seven years, including stops at ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly and the Green Valley News.

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