KJ Jefferson Heisman Odds: Arkansas QB Remains a Long Shot

KJ Jefferson Heisman Odds: Arkansas QB Remains a Long Shot
By Mike Ferguson
Fact Checked by Nate Hamilton

Whether with his legs or his arm, KJ Jefferson continues to find a way to lead Arkansas to victory. In an unexpectedly tight game last week, Jefferson led the Razorbacks from a shocking 10-point fourth-quarter deficit to Missouri State, led by former Arkansas head coach Bobby Petrino. Jefferson accounted for 425 total yards, including a career-high 385 passing, and three total touchdowns in the 38-27 victory.

Latest KJ Jefferson Heisman Odds

Following three games of action, KJ Jefferson Heisman odds are currently +7000. Currently, Jefferson is tied with four other players with the 19th-best odds.

CJ Stroud, QB, Ohio State+200
Caleb Williams, QB, USC+300
Bryce Young, QB, Alabama+400
Stetson Bennett, QB, Georgia+1200
Dillon Gabriel, QB, Oklahoma+2000
JJ McCarthy, QB, Michigan+2000
Bijan Robinson, RB, Texas+3000
Will Anderson, LB, Alabama+3000
Jahmyr Gibbs, RB, Alabama+4000
Hendon Hooker, QB, Tennessee+4000
Michael Penix, QB, Washington+4000
Sam Hartman, QB, Wake Forrest+5000
Spencer Sanders, QB, OKST+6000
Jordan Addison, WR, USC+5000
Drake Maye, QB, UNC+5500
Marvin Harrison Jr., WR, Ohio State+5500
Will Levis, QB, Kentucky+6000
Jalon Daniels, QB, Kansas+4000
DJ Uiagalelei, QB, Clemson+6000
⭐️ KJ Jefferson, QB, Arkansas+7000
Will Rogers, QB, Mississippi State+7000
Dorian Thompson-Robinson, QB, UCLA+7000
Devin Leary, QB, NCST+7000

EDITOR'S NOTE: Arkansas sports betting is currently available at BetSaracen and Betly Arkansas. Major national sportsbooks don't offer wagering in Arkansas. Odds from DraftKings Sportsbook, which is available in other states, were used for this article.

What You Need to Know About KJ Jefferson's Heisman Run

After beginning the year with +6000 odds to win the Heisman, Jefferson now sits at +7000. Quietly one of the best dual-threat quarterbacks in America, more eyes are likely to be on Jefferson when the Razorbacks face bigger-name opponents, including Texas A&M and Alabama over the next two weeks. 

Although performances against Missouri State aren’t likely to catch the eye on many Heisman voters, Jefferson did put up 425 total yards his last time out. For the season, Jefferson has already accounted for nine total touchdowns and just one interception.

Known for his athleticism, Jefferson surprised many with his passing ability last season and is doing so again in 2022. Through three weeks of action, the Arkansas signal caller ranks second in the SEC in yards per attempt and third in the conference in completion percentage, touchdown passes and passer rating. He also ranks in the top 15 in the SEC in rushing yards and fifth in rushing touchdowns.

For Jefferson to make a serious run at the Heisman Trophy, he’ll need to shine against the likes of Texas A&M, Alabama, BYU, and Ole Miss. If he does that and Arkansas can make an SEC title run, nothing is out of the realm of possibility.

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Mike Ferguson is a college football betting analyst for BetArkansas.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 Arkansas. From time-to-time Mike will also turn his attention to NFL, NBA, MLB or NHL betting lines that Arkansas sports bettors might be interested in but college football odds are Mike's expertise.

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