2019 Heisman Trophy Odds – July 17th Edition

Posted by Derrick Harper on July 17, 2019 in

The Heisman Trophy is college football’s most prestigious individual award. This award goes to the best college football player in the country. Over the years, this award has been dominated by offensive players, most notably the quarterback. A quarterback has won the award the last two seasons. This year’s crop of potential Heisman Trophy finalists is filled with quarterbacks. Let’s preview some of the players that Vegas has deemed as potential Heisman Trophy winners.

2019 Heisman Trophy Odds – July 17th Edition

Shea Patterson – 20/1

The Michigan quarterback will be playing in a new, wide-open offense this season. Michigan has a good group of receivers and a very good offensive line to protect Patterson. With his athleticism, Patterson could an elusive runner as well. With Michigan primed to have a successful season, Patterson could be at the top of the Heisman list.

Sam Ehlinger – 20/1

Ehlinger led the Longhorns to a dominating victory over Georgia in last year’s bowl game. Last year he threw for over 3,200 yards with 25 touchdowns. If Texas is to be successful this season, Ehlinger will need to have an even better season. The Longhorns will have a tough schedule, so if Ehlinger can navigate that with good numbers, he’ll have a shot at the Heisman.

Jake Fromm – 20/1

With Justin Fields now at Ohio State, this is Fromm’s team. With a strong offensive line, Fromm should have plenty of time to survey the field. He’ll need to get on the same page with a new crop of receivers. With a 24-5 career record with 54 touchdown passes, his numbers speak for themselves.

Justin Herbert – 20/1

Had he declared for the draft, he more than likely would have been a top-five pick. He decided to come back for his senior year to try to win a national championship for the Ducks. If he can improve on his 3,100 yards passing and 29 touchdowns from last season, he’ll have a chance to win the Heisman.

Jonathan Taylor – 18/1

Wisconsin running back (and the only running back amongst the pre-season favorites), has finished in the top 10 of the voting the last two seasons. The junior will depend on strong offensive line play to get him the yardage that he needs.

Jalen Hurts – 10/1

With his transfer to Oklahoma, the versatile quarterback will be able to put up numbers using his arm and his legs. With Oklahoma’s slew of talent at the skill positions and a wide-open offense, Hurts could put up some huge numbers in Lincoln Riley’s offense.

Justin Fields – 10/1

In Ohio State’s offense, Fields should put up monster numbers. Fields has some very good receivers in Columbus. If Dwayne Haskins could put up big numbers in just one year of starting, why can’t Fields?

Trevor Lawrence – +275

Lawrence led the Clemson Tigers to a 15-0 season and a national title last season. He will be under center for the full season, and with a load of talented skill players, he should put up huge numbers in an ACC conference that isn’t very strong.

Tua Tagovailoa – +275

A Heisman finalist last year, he should be one again this season. If he can stay healthy, he has the talent and the skill players to help him get back to New York City. Alabama should be one of the top teams again this season, and Tua could very well lead them back to the promised land.