Heisman Trophy Odds: The Top 5 Contenders

Heisman Trophy Odds: The Top 5 Contenders
Fri 13th November 2020

As we get ready for another weekend of college football, let us take a look at the current Heisman Trophy market update for the top five favorites.  

1: Justin Fields, quarterback, Ohio State Buckeyes 

Odds to win Heisman Trophy: +150 

Fields entered the Heisman Trophy as the third favorite but since his debut and a couple of impressive performances it has seen him be fast-tracked to become the frontrunner of having the favorite name tag for college football’s most prestigious individual award, despite only playing three games. 

In his most recent showing against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights, he threw five touchdown passes (in his previous game before he threw four touchdown passes against Penn State Nittany Lions), threw 314 yards, and even completed 24 passes from 28 attempts to hand him a completion rate of 85.7 % and not to mention he got a passer rating of 238.8. 

2: Mac Jones, quarterback, Alabama Crimson Tide

Odds to win Heisman Trophy: +163 

No matter what Jones manages to do, he always seems to find himself to be in second place as he is staying as the second favorite for now. Hopefully, in Jones’s case, it is not too far away that he will be the favorite for the Heisman Trophy, and if his recent performances is anything to go by then he is on the right track. 

After not throwing a touchdown pass against the Tennesse Volunteers, he responded with a solid display against the Mississippi State Bulldogs, where he threw four touchdown passes in his side’s 41-0 win. His performance also included throwing 291 yards, 24 completed passes from 31 attempts handing him a 77.4 %, but he did get a passer rating of 198.9 %. 

3: Trevor Lawrence, quarterback, Clemson Tigers 

Odds to win Heisman Trophy: +344

Lawrence started out as a Heisman Trophy favorite, but after missing the last two games to COVID-19 testing, he drops down to the third favorite in the race for the award. Despite missing two games, he has still thrown 1,833 yards this season and has even thrown 17 touchdown passes. 

In his most recent showing which was against the Syracuse Orange on October 25, he threw 289 yards, two touchdown passes, and completed 27 passes from 43 attempts giving him a passer rating of 129.9. 

4: Kyle Trask, quarterback, Florida Gators 

Odds to win Heisman Trophy: +675 

After being valued at +3167 on November 1, Trask has been improving and is just outside the top three favorites for the award and is slowly making a charge to be in the same conversation alongside Fields, Jones and Lawrence. 

Trask could be seen as Mr. Consistent as in his last four games (before his game against the Georgia Bulldogs) he threw six touchdown passes against Ole Miss Rebels on September 27, and then backed it up with four touchdown passes in the next three games and his game against the Georgia Bulldogs was no different. 

Trask backed up his last four performances with another show where he added another four touchdown passes to his name and threw 474 yards (his most this season) and gathered a passer rating of 188.4. 

5: Ian Book, quarterback, Notre Dame Fighting Irish 

Odds to win Heisman Trophy: +2250

Book is another player that is slowly making a charge as on November 1 he was valued at +14000, and after a solid last three games, he is now valued at +2250. 

His most recent showing was in the limelight when his Notre Dame team defeated the Clemson Tigers in overtime. Although Book had a relatively quiet night in terms of touchdown passes where he only threw one, he still had a crucial part to play as he threw 310 yards (his second-most this season). 

*Odds correct at the time of publishing.

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