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Heisman Trophy odds for the 2020 season

We take a look at the early odds on who will win the award for the best player in college football this season

Quarterback Justin Fields of the Ohio State Buckeyes scrambles with the football during the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl against the Clemson Tigers at State Farm Stadium on December 28, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

While we’re staring at not having our regular sports calendar for a bit, it looks like the league that will be the least-affected here will be FBS college football. And with a stable of returning quarterbacks that should all shine this season, there are plenty of outstanding candidates for the Heisman Trophy, which rewards the best player in all of college football.

Let’s take a look at the odds to win the 2020 Heisman Trophy, and dive a bit deeper as to why some of the players have the price they do in mid-March.

Favorites

Justin Fields, Ohio State +350

The favorite for the trophy will be the starting quarterback for Ohio State, who threw for 3273 yards with 41 touchdowns and three interceptions last year. Tackd on another 10 TD’s and 484 yards rushing, and you’ve got a dual threat that led an Ohio State team that was a bit unlucky to not appear in the College Football Playoff final.

Trevor Lawrence, Clemson +500

For his last year of free football, the early favorite to be the No. 1 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft from Clemson is the second choice to win the Heisman. The last football game he played is the only one he’s lost in his college career in the CFP final, and last year had 3665 yards and 36 TD’s with eight INT’s.

Jamie Newman, Georgia +600

The Wake Forest QB transferred to Georgia, and is expected to have a huge 2020 following 2868 yards and 26 TD’s vs. 11 INT’s last season for an upstart but hardly overwhelming Demon Deacons team that was a surprise at 8-5 last year.

D’Eriq King, Miami +900

The Houston transfer heads to Miami after struggling with new Cougars coach Dana Holgorsen. In Coral Gables he’ll have a new offensive coordinator after the firing of Dan Enos, and Rhett Lashlee will likely implement a spread-based scheme. King was a monster in 2018 with 2982 yards and 36 TDs against just six INT’s before only playing four games in 2019 to keep his eligibility for a transfer season.

Sleepers

Bo Nix, Auburn +1600

Had an excellent true freshman campaign for the Tigers in 2019, with 2542 yards passing and 313 yards rushing. He’s played well on big stages and should likely continue to improve, but he’ll need a spectacular campaign to surpass the talent ahead of him. These might be fantastic odds in 2021 or 2022 however.

Chuba Hubbard, Oklahoma State +2500

The first non-quarterback on the board alongside Travis Etienne of Clemson, the rising junior from Edmonton, Alberta had 2094 yards and 21 rushing TD’s for the ‘Pokes last season. He also caught 23 passes for 198 yards to show versatility, and he should have even more room to run against notoriously terrible Big XII defenses this season. It will also likely be his last as an NCAA player.

The following odds are courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook:

Heisman Trophy Odds 2020

Player Odds 3/17
Player Odds 3/17
Justin Fields +350
Trevor Lawrence +500
Jamie Newman +600
D'Eriq King +900
Spencer Rattler +1200
Myles Brennan +1400
Bo Nix +1600
Mac Jones +2000
Sam Ehlinger +2500
Sam Howell +2500
Kedon Slovis +2500
Chuba Hubbard +2500
Travis Etienne +2500
KJ Costello +3300
Bryce Young +3300
Ian Book +4000
Adrian Martinez +4000
Kyle Trask +4000
Spencer Sanders +4000
Tyler Shough +4000
Najee Harris +5000
Kylin Hill +5000
Kellen Mond +5000
Rondale Moore +5000
Jaylen Waddle +5000
Ja'Marr Chase +6600
Kenneth Gainwell +6600
Tanner Morgan +6600
Justyn Ross +6600
Tylan Wallace +6600
Pooka Williams +6600
Seth Williams +6600
Stetson Bennett +6600
Zamir White +6600
Sean Clifford +8000
Devonta Smith +8000
Davis Mills +10000
Peyton Ramsey +10000
Jacob Sirmon +10000
JD Spielman +10000
Amon-Ra St. Brown +10000
Derek Stingley +10000
Taulia Tagovailoa +10000
Brady White +10000
Penei Sewell +10000
Micah Parsons +10000
John Rhys Plumlee +10000
Rashod Bateman +12500
Charlie Brewer +12500
Jack Coan +12500
Micale Cunningham +12500
JT Daniels +12500
Feleipe Franks +12500
Javian Hawkins +12500
Sage Surratt +12500
Kadrius Toney +12500
C.J. Verdell +12500
Brock Purdy +15000
Jayden Daniels +15000
Tate Martell +20000
Racey McMath +20000
Jarret Guarantano +20000
Michael Penix Jr +20000
Jarren Williams +20000
Harrison Bailey +25000
Matt Corral +25000
Grant Gunnell +25000
Sam Hartman +25000
Brian Maurer +25000

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