Heisman Trophy Odds Update After Week 4

  • BetOnline has updated its 2019 Heisman Trophy odds following Week 4 of the college football season
  • Wisconsin’s Jonathan Taylor (+1600) jumped up the board after running all over Michigan on Saturday
  • LSU’s Joe Burrow (+300) and Ohio State’s Justin Fields (+900) continue to improve their Heisman hopes

Quarterbacks have won eight of the past nine Heisman trophies, but Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor might stiff arm history and join Derrick Henry, Mark Ingram and Reggie Bush (vacated) as the only ball carriers to win the award in the 21st century.

Let’s check out the latest odds at BetOnline and examine the fast risers who could strike a Heisman pose this December.

2019 NCAA Heisman Trophy Odds

Player (Position, Team) Odds
Tua Tagovailoa (QB Alabama) +175
Joe Burrow (QB LSU) +300
Jalen Hurts (QB Oklahoma) +350
Justin Fields (QB Ohio State) +900
Trevor Lawrence (QB Clemson) +1200
Jake Fromm (QB Georgia) +1400
Jonathan Taylor (RB Wisconsin) +1600
Sam Ehlinger (QB Texas) +3300
Justin Herbert (QB Oregon) +3300
Jerry Jeudy (WR Alabama) +3300
D’Andre Swift (RB Georgia) +3300
Travis Etienne (RB Clemson) +5000
Adrian Martinez (QB Nebraska) +6600
Ian Book (QB Notre Dame) +6600


Jonathan Taylor is one of those old-school backs who NFL draft-niks downgrade because of a lack of receiving ability, but his raw production can’t be ignored.

After averaging more than 2,000 yards and accumulating 29 total touchdowns over his first two seasons in Wisconsin, the 5’11”, 219-pound junior is running hot to start the year with 440 yards on 58 carries (7.6 AVG) and 10 total touchdowns.

The former high-school track star dismantled Michigan on Saturday, rushing for 143 yards and two TDs in the game’s first 20 minutes.

His Heisman odds jumped from 20/1 to 16/1 and if he can continue to dominate on the big stage, Taylor might be able to leap the six quarterbacks ahead of him on the list above.


Joe Burrow’s odds are like Apple stock in the early 2000s. Before the season, the LSU senior was 200/1 to win the Heisman Trophy. Those odds shot to 12/1 after Burrow threw for 471 passing yards and four touchdowns in a Week 2 win over No. 9 Texas.

They jumped again to 4/1 after Week 3, and all of a sudden, the 22-year-old quarterback was viewed as having a better chance to win the Heisman than Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence, an unimaginable scenario only one month ago.

In Week 4, Burrow had what he described as the “worst game I’ve played so far,” but he still tossed six touchdown passes against Vanderbilt. He’s now at 3/1 and only Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa has higher odds to win the Heisman.

With lowly Utah State up next this Saturday, Burrow’s stock shouldn’t crash anytime soon.


In Ohio State’s ugly 76–5 win over Miami (OH) on Saturday, Justin Fields became the first player since Lamar Jackson in 2016 to have four passing touchdowns and two rushing touchdowns in the first half of a game.

The electric, dual-threat star now has 880 yards and 13 TDs passing through the season’s first four games with 150 yards and six scores on the ground.

Sitting at 16/1 odds after Week 2, Fields has scurried past Lawrence (12/1) after his past two performances.

At 9/1, he now sits as a top-four contender to strike the Heisman pose at the end of the year, and is still the best value on the board.

Steve Starr

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