2019 Heisman Trophy Winner Odds

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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: Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence, Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa, and [now] Oklahoma’s Jalen Hurts. Lawrence had a spectacular performance in the championship game and opened as the favorite, but Tagovailoa is now listed as the most likely to win. That said, it is worth nothing that the favorites very rarely end up winning the award. Almost everyone on the list is a QB with just three running backs and two wide receivers having odds posted right now.

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.

2019 Heisman Trophy: Updated Odds to Win

Player Class Pos School Odds Change Heisman
Tua Tagovailoa JR QB Alabama +250 +250 18.86%
Trevor Lawrence SO QB Clemson +350 None 14.67%
Jalen Hurts SR QB Oklahoma +650 None 8.80%
Adrian Martinez SO QB Nebraska +1200 None 5.08%
D’Andre Swift JR RB Georgia +1200 None 5.08%
Jake Fromm JR QB Georgia +1200 None 5.08%
Jonathan Taylor JR RB Wisconsin +1200 None 5.08%
Justin Fields SO QB Ohio State +1200 None 5.08%
Travis Etienne JR RB Clemson +1200 None 5.08%
Justin Herbert SR QB Oregon +1600 None 3.88%
Sam Ehlinger JR QB Texas +1600 None 3.88%
Ian Book SR QB Notre Dame +2000 -400 3.14%
Austin Kendall JR QB Oklahoma +2500 None 2.54%
Jerry Jeudy JR WR Alabama +2500 None 2.54%
JT Daniels SO QB USC +2500 None 2.54%
Kelly Bryant SR QB Clemson +2500 None 2.54%
Shea Patterson SR QB Michigan +2800 None 2.28%
K.J. Costello SR QB Stanford +3300 None 1.94%
Rondale Moore SO WR Purdue +3300 None 1.94%

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