2019 Heisman Trophy Odds Update Entering August

  • BetOnline has updated 2019 Heisman Trophy odds with college football season just weeks away
  • Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa (+250) is the slight favorite over Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence (+300)
  • Oklahoma’s Jalen Hurts (+800) and Ohio State’s Justin Fields (+1100) could thrive under two of the country’s top offensive minds

Even though most freshmen won’t even have picked their classes or bought their books by August 24th, that is the date when college football officially returns.

With quarterbacks winning the past three Heisman Trophies and eight of the last nine awards, it’s no surprise that BetOnline has put Tua Tagovailoa and Trevor Lawrence in rarefied air atop their board, but which star player will take home the honor?

2019 NCAA Heisman Trophy Odds

Player (Position, Team) Odds
Tua Tagovailoa (QB Alabama) +250
Trevor Lawrence (QB Clemson) +300
Jalen Hurts (QB Oklahoma) +800
Adrian Martinez (QB Nebraska) +1000
Justin Fields (QB Ohio State) +1100
Jonathan Taylor (RB Wisconsin) +1200
Jake Fromm (QB Georgia) +1400
D’Andre Swift (RB Georgia) +1400
Sam Ehlinger (QB Texas) +1600
Travis Etienne (RB Clemson) +1600
Justin Herbert (QB Oregon) +1600
Ian Book (QB Notre Dame) +2000
Kelly Bryant (QB Missouri) +2500
JT Daniels (QB USC) +2500
Jerry Jeudy (WR Alabama) +2500
Austin Kendall (QB West Virginia) +2500
Shea Patterson (QB Michigan) +2800

Tua Tagovailoa

Is any athlete facing more pressure than Tua Tagovailoa right now? The Crimson Tide quarterback is currently favored to both win the Heisman Trophy and be the first player selected in the 2020 NFL draft.

Tua’s apparently in the best shape of his life and will be throwing to star pass catcher Jerry Jeudy and two other returning All-SEC receivers. Offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian is also back in Tuscaloosa after flaming out with the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons, although that may or may not be a good thing.

Approaching last year’s numbers (3,966 passing yards, 43 TDs) could be enough to take home the Heisman, but should the junior QB really be favored over Trevor Lawrence after Clemson crushed Alabama 44–16 in last year’s title game?

Trevor Lawrence

Trevor Lawrence is a 6-foot 5-inch Adonis with the kind of thick flowing hair usually seen on the covers of Harlequin romance novels.

Considering he’s also only the second true freshman to start and win a national championship at quarterback, the Clemson signal-caller should probably be the Heisman favorite.

After winning the starting job five weeks into the 2018 season, Lawrence completed 65.2 percent of his passes for 3,280 yards and 30 touchdowns.

The Tigers’ No. 3 offense in the country averaged 527 yards per game and their three most explosive weapons (Travis Etienne, Tee Higgins, Justyn Ross) are all back in the fold.

The Transfers

Jalen Hurts (+800), a championship-winning quarterback who had a 26-2 record as a starter for Alabama, joins Oklahoma and Lincoln Riley, who has coached up the past two Heisman Trophy winners in Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray.

However, I prefer fellow transfer Justin Fields (+1100). The fastest quarterback in college football should “put up stupid numbers” in Ryan Day’s high-powered Ohio State offense.

Steve Dominey

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