The Heisman Trophy is awarded to the most outstanding player in college football each year. Before the start of each season, oddsmakers set the odds for those players who are most likely to win the award. Recently, being listed as the favorite in the preseason has been all but a guarantee not to win the Heisman (see our table at the bottom of the page for past results).
As of now the top three contenders are all QBs: Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa, Oklahoma’s Jalen Hurts, and Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence. Lawrence opened the season as the favorite, but has gotten off to a bit of a slow start.
The newest addition to the list is LSU quarterback Joe Burrow, who looked impressive in LSU’s win over Texas in Week 2.
Running backs and wide receivers have all but disappeared from the Heisman conversation, and I think you’d be hard-pressed to find a casual college football fan that could name the best running back or wide receiver in the country. In any case, the table below shows the odds on the remaining contenders for this year’s best player in college football from BetOnline.
The Change column shows any movement in the odds since our last update. The last column, titled “Hesiman” represents the implied odds each player has to win the award at the given market odds.
|Justin Fields||SO||QB||Ohio State||+1600||-500||4.67%|
|Ian Book||SR||QB||Notre Dame||+5000||-3000||1.56%|