Two B1G stars mentioned as 2019 Heisman favorites
Toe doesn’t meet leather on a college football field for another seven months, but Heisman Trophy odds for the 2019 season are already beginning to surface.
On Tuesday, SportsLine tweeted out odds for the 2019 Heisman Trophy. It should be no surprise that the two quarterbacks who played in the national championship — Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence and Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa — have been given the best odds to claim the award.
Lawrence is listed as the favorite at 3/1, with Tagovailoa closely behind at 4/1.
Two B1G stars were mentioned on that list, as well. New Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields was listed 12/1 and Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor was also given 12/1 odds.
Trevor Lawrence 3/1
Tua Tagovailoa 4/1
Jalen Hurts 9/1
Travis Etienne 12/1
Justin Fields 12/1
Jake Fromm 12/1
D'Andre Swift 12/1
Jonathan Taylor 12/1
Ian Book 16/1
Sam Ehlinger 16/1
Justin Herbert 16/1 pic.twitter.com/f7vynVWipz
— SportsLine (@SportsLine) January 15, 2019
The odds for Fields are interesting, as he’s still in the appeal process with the NCAA, hoping to receive immediate eligibility for the Buckeyes in 2019. A decision is expected to come by February.
Taylor led the NCAA in rushing last season, totaling 2,194 yards in 13 games for the Badgers. His 16 rushing touchdowns tied for ninth-most in college football.
A third B1G candidate could potentially be on the board, too. Former Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts is given 9/1 odds to claim the 2019 Heisman Trophy, even though he’s still in the process of selecting a new program.
Maryland is expected to be one of Hurts’ top three choices, along with Oklahoma and Miami.
The B1G hasn’t been home to a Heisman Trophy winner since Ohio State’s Troy Smith won the award in 2006.