Dillon Gabriel opens with fifth-best odds for the 2022 Heisman Trophy per Tipico Sportsbook

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Heisman contention is a familiar place for the Oklahoma Sooners. Baker Mayfield, Kyler Murray, and Jalen Hurts set an incredibly high standard for the quarterback position at Oklahoma in recent years.

Mayfield and Murray both won the Heisman and Hurts was a finalist. Heading into 2022, Spencer Rattler was expected to contend for the prestigious award and even after Caleb Williams took over, there were times it looked like he might interject himself into the Heisman discussion.

Though the Sooners experienced turnover at the most important position in football, they aren’t far off at the position from where they were in 2021.

The optimism that surrounds the Oklahoma Sooners heading into the 2022 season has a lot to do with the guys Brent Venables brought in to replace the key figures of the offense from 2021.

In order to keep the offense humming, Venables brought in Jeff Lebby as the offensive coordinator and Dillon Gabriel committed to Oklahoma just hours after Caleb Williams entered the transfer portal in January.

Gabriel, who was a highly-productive player at UCF may not be the favorite for the Heisman like previous quarterbacks for the Sooners, but coming in with the fifth-best odds certainly says something about the way Tipico Sportsbook feels about the Oklahoma offense.

The new starting quarterback for the Sooners comes in with the fifth-best odds to win the Heisman Trophy at +3000 according to Tipico Sportsbook. That puts him tied with Clemson’s D.J. Uiagalelei, TreVeyon Henderson and Jaxon Smith-Njigba of Ohio State, Tyler Van Dyke of Miami, and Jaxson Dart of Ole Miss.

Gabriel comes in behind C.J. Stroud of Ohio State at +240, Alabama’s Bryce Young at +350, Caleb Williams at +750, and Texas‘ Bijan Robinson at +2000 and just ahead of Spencer Rattler, who lands at +4000.

Marvin Mims, who’s expected to lead the Sooners in receiving in 2022 currently sits at +20000.

Get more betting analysis and predictions at Sportsbook Wire.

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