Jabrill Peppers climbs in latest Heisman Trophy odds
Jabrill Peppers is making believers out of many.
Even Jim Harbaugh said after Saturday’s Rutgers game — Peppers torched Rutgers from the quarterback position with two rushing touchdowns out of the wildcat— that he looked like a Heisman winner.
So not surprisingly, Peppers is becoming a more realistic Heisman candidate. The Michigan do-it-all man saw his Heisman odds go up to 10-to-1, according to Vegas SuperBook.
The only players ahead of Peppers were quarterbacks. Tied with the fourth-best odds was Washington’s Jake Browning while J.T. Barrett, Deshaun Watson and Lamar Jackson were ahead of Peppers.
Here are the latest odds for the top 10 candidates, according to SuperBook:
1. Lamar Jackson (Louisville) 4-9
2. Deshaun Watson (Clemson) 7-1
3. J.T. Barrett (Ohio State) 8-1
T4. Jabrill Peppers (Michigan) 10-1
T4. Jake Browning (Washington) 10-1
6. Dalvin Cook (Florida State) 20-1
7. Greg Ward (Houston) 30-1
8. Luke Falk (Washington State) 40-1
9. Christian McCaffrey (Stanford) 50-1
10. Patrick Mahomes (Texas Tech) 60-1
Through six games, Peppers has 37 tackles (10 for a loss), 2 1/2 sacks, 6 quarterback hurries, one forced fumble and he leads the nation in return yards. Peppers will have a chance to really boost his case after the bye week with five straight games against unranked teams.
Maybe Harbaugh will save that look for Ohio State in the regular-season finale.