Less than a month after the end of the 2022 Penn State football season, quarterback Drew Allar
has the 10th-highest odds to win the 2023 Heisman Trophy according to betonline.com
While the freshman, soon to be a sophomore, has yet to officially take over as Penn State’s starting quarterback, fans, media and oddsmakers are already high on the former five-star recruit from Medina, Ohio.
Allar has the 10th highest odds, sitting above other Big Ten stars such as Michigan RB Blake Corum and Ohio State receiver Marvin Harrison Jr., both of which are returning to their respective schools for the 2023 season. Odds among the players listed range from +2500 to 5/1.
The very early Heisman favorite is North Carolina QB Drake Maye at 5/1.
Other notable entries listed include Allar’s teammate and classmate, RB Nick Singleton, with his current odds sitting 50/1
Presumably, coach James Fraklin’s current plan is to Allar. Now that Sean Clifford has played his last game, Penn Staters hope that next season will be the start of something great for Allar.
Penn State wrapped up a successful 2022 campaign with an 11-2 record and 35-21 Rose Bowl win over Utah Jan. 2. Allar appeared briefly in that game, attempting one pass and doing the honors of kneeling the ball down as time expired, somewhat of a passing of the torch from Clifford to his likely successor.
In a backup role this season, Allar appeared in 10 of Penn State’s 13 games, completing 35 of 60 passes for 344 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions. Allar made his college debut in Penn State’s season opener at Purdue, making an unplanned appearance in the third quarter when Clifford had to briefly depart from the game. Drew Allar went 2-4 in his one drive before Clifford returned. The next week against Ohio, Allar made his Beaver Stadium debut and threw his first two touchdown passes.