- BetOnline has updated 2019 Heisman Trophy odds following Week 2 of the college football season
- Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa (+275) is the slight favorite over Oklahoma’s Jalen Hurts (+300)
- LSU’s Joe Burrow (+1200) is picking up Heisman buzz after a hot start to the season
Tua Tagovailoa and Trevor Lawrence were heavy Heisman favorites throughout the summer, but other signal callers are surging up the board after Week 2 of the college football season.
Let’s check out the latest odds at BetOnline and put it all into perspective.
2019 NCAA Heisman Trophy Odds
|Player (Position, Team)||Odds|
|Tua Tagovailoa (QB Alabama)||+275|
|Jalen Hurts (QB Oklahoma)||+300|
|Trevor Lawrence (QB Clemson)||+400|
|Jake Fromm (QB Georgia)||+1200|
|Joe Burrow (QB LSU)||+1200|
|Sam Ehlinger (QB Texas)||+1200|
|D’Andre Swift (RB Georgia)||+1600|
|Justin Fields (QB Ohio State)||+1600|
|Jonathan Taylor (RB Wisconsin)||+2200|
|Shea Patterson (QB Michigan)||+2200|
|Justin Herbert (QB Oregon)||+2500|
|Travis Etienne (RB Clemson)||+2500|
|Jerry Jeudy (WR Alabama)||+3300|
|Ian Book (QB Notre Dame)||+5000|
TUA TAGOVAILOA REMAINS THE FAVORITE
After two cream-puff matchups against Duke and New Mexico State, Tua Tagovailoa has racked up 563 yards and seven touchdowns with no interceptions.
With Alabama not facing a ranked opponent for another month, Tua’s momentum should continue, but he better be careful. If he continues to improve, he just might find himself on the Dolphins next season.
PFF’s 2020 NFL Mock Draft:
Tua Tagovailoa, Chase Young lead the way at Nos. 1 and 2https://t.co/POXEK26rJY
via PFF’s Lead Draft Analyst @PFF_Mike pic.twitter.com/8g4J19mvVY
— PFF (@PFF) September 11, 2019
Tua was the slight favorite over Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence in the preseason Heisman odds, and he has essentially held serve through the first two games of the year.
TREVOR LAWRENCE FALLS
If Tua has held serve, Lawrence is down love-thirty.
Last year’s National Championship Game hero has had a bumpy start, tossing three interceptions in his first two games against Georgia Tech and 12th-ranked Texas A&M. He’s only compiled 436 yards and two touchdowns on 63.8% passing so far. Those are not Heisman-worthy numbers.
Yet, considering the 19-year-old only has unranked teams on the slate from here on out, his current 4/1 odds to win the Heisman might end up being a value play.
JALEN HURTS AND JOE BURROW RISE
Way back in April, I recommended Jalen Hurts to win the Heisman Trophy at +1300. I now have my eyes on a new speedboat after the Oklahoma quarterback’s first two weeks in Lincoln Riley’s offense.
After the 21-year-old recorded 332 passing yards and 176 yards rushing with three TDs in the air and three more on the ground in Week 1, Hurts followed up with a modest 259 yards passing, three touchdowns, no picks, and 47 rushing yards in a 70-14 rout of South Dakota in Week 2.
Joe Burrow waving goodbye to the Texas fans is a MOOD ❤️ pic.twitter.com/GiyEAPrciM
— Barstool OSU (@BarstoolOSU) September 8, 2019
With all due respect to Hurts, however, LSU’s Joe Burrow has been the story of the young season. The senior quarterback threw for 278 yards and five touchdowns in a season-opening win over Georgia Southern, then defeated ninth-ranked Texas in Week 2 with 471 passing yards and four touchdowns.
At the controls of a high-octane offense, the 22-year-old has already played his way into 2020 NFL mock drafts, and the Tigers are now sitting at No. 4 in the AP poll. This is not the LSU of old, thanks in large part to Joe Brady coming in as “Passing Game Coordinator.”
With tough contests against Florida and Auburn coming up in October before a November 9th clash with Tua and the Crimson Tide, Burrow will have more opportunities than anyone to earn his Heisman votes.