Odds to Win The Heisman
Lamar Jackson, QB, Louisville +175
Saturday will be a big test for Lamar Jackson and the Louisville Cardinals. Jackson took home the Heisman last season and has hopes to repeat this year. Jackson has a special ability to make things happen. He’s coming off a game in which he had 525 total yards and six touchdowns. Jackson is the safe bet to win the Heisman but he will have to prove himself against Clemson and Florida State.
Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma +400
Baker Mayfield has already thrown for six touchdowns and taken down Ohio State. His celebrations after the win definitely drew some unwanted criticism. Mayfield is in his senior season at Oklahoma. Though Mayfield does not have the running ability of Lamar Jackson, he is great in the pocket and can also find time to deliver a pass.
Sam Darnold, QB, USC +600
Sam Darnold and the Trojans have won their first two games against Western Michigan and Stanford. Darnold may be the best pocket passer in college football. He’s struggled early this season with throwing only four touchdowns and four interceptions. This season he’s been hit or miss but has a lot of potential as a third year sophomore.
Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA +1000
Josh Rosen led the Bruins back from a 34-point deficit against Texas A&M. In two games he’s already thrown for nine touchdowns. Last season Rosen was only able to participate in six games due to an injury but he is showing what he can do when healthy.
Jalen Hurts, QB, Alabama +1800
Jalen Hurts is coached by one of the best college coaches of all time, Nick Saban. He’s only in his sophomore season at Alabama but thus far this season he’s only thrown for 224 yards with two touchdowns. He also has the ability to tuck the ball in and run. He has 209 yards on the ground with another two touchdowns. Hurts is a long shot at taking home the Heisman this season but he will definitely be a strong candidate next season.