There's not much unpredictablity among the favorites for the Heisman Trophy. They're all quarterbacks.
According to the Bovada sportsbook, Florida State QB Jameis Winston is the favorite for the Heisman at 9/2. (Meaning a $2 bet on Winston wins $9.) The second-favorite is Oregon QB Marcus Mariota at 6/1 while Ohio State QB Braxton Miller is at 15/2.
Last year, Bovada's preseason Heisman odds had Winston at 15/1. Miller was the favorite at 9/2, while Jadeveon Clowney was at 6/1.
After Hundley and Gurley, Wisconsin RB Melvin Gordon and Auburn QB Nick Marshall are at 16/1. Marshall won't start Auburn's season opener against Arkansas after his citation for marijuana possession in July.
Notre Dame QB Everett Golson is listed as a 20/1 favorite. Golson didn't play last season after academic issues. Alabama's T.J. Yeldon is also listed at 20/1, but just below him is Alabama's Derrick Henry, the Tide's breakout star of the Sugar Bowl, at 25/1. It's highly doubtful that both of the running backs will be serious contenders for the Heisman. Heck, they could split any possible sentiments, so Alabama QB Jacob Coker at 50/1 could end up being a better bet if he's the Tide's starting QB at the beginning of the year.
The only true freshman on the board is LSU's Leonard Fournette. He's listed with 66/1 odds to win.
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