Heisman Odds

One of the more attractive futures betting markets available is the Heisman Trophy. With Week 1 of college football (not Week 0 from last week!) on the horizon, let’s take a look at how the market has changed and updated for the 2019 Heisman Trophy.

Current Heisman Trophy Odds

Odds From Westgate

PlayerSchoolPositionCurrent OddsOpening Odds
Trevor LawrenceClemsonQB3/15/2
Tua TagovailoaAlabamaQB3/13/1
Adrian MartinezNebraskaQB10/16/1
Jalen HurtsOklahomaQB12/16/1
Justin FieldsOhio StateQB12/16/1
Jake FrommGeorgiaQB18/140/1
Justin HerbertOregonQB20/130/1
Sam EhlingerTexasQB20/140/1
Shea PattersonMichiganQB20/120/1
Jonathan TaylorWisconsinRB25/115/1
Travis EtienneClemsonRB40/140/1
D'Andre SwiftGeorgiaRB40/150/1
Rondale MoorePurdueWR40/150/1
Joe BurrowLSUQB40/1200/1
AJ DillonBoston CollegeRB50/140/1
Khalil TateArizonaQB50/1100/1
JT DanielsUSCQB60/140/1
JK DobbinsOhio StateRB60/150/1
Kellen MondTexas A&MQB60/150/1
D'Eriq KingHoustonQB60/1100/1
Jerry JeudyAlabamaWR80/130/1
Alan BowmanTexas TechQB80/140/1
Najee HarrisAlabamaRB80/180/1
Justyn RossClemsonWR100/150/1
Ian BookNotre DameQB100/160/1
KJ CostelloStanfordQB100/160/1
Tylan WallaceOklahoma StateWR100/180/1
Charlie BRewerBaylorQB100/1100/1
Jacob EasonWashingtonQB100/1100/1
Feleipe FranksFloridaQB100/1200/1
Bo NixAuburnQB100/1100/1
Tee HigginsClemsonWR200/1100/1
Austin KendallWest VirginiaQB200/1100/1
Gage GubrudWashington StateQB200/1100/1
Sean CliffordPenn StateQB200/1N/A
David SummersSyracuseQB300/1100/1
Jake BentleySouth CarolinaQB300/1100/1
Jaylen WaddleAlabamaWR300/1200/1
Keytaon ThompsonMississippi StateQB300/1200/1
Tate MartellMiamiWR/QB300/1N/A
Zack MossUtahQB300/1N/A
Kelly BryantMissouriQB300/1N/A
Lamical PerineFloridaRB300/1N/A
Spencer BrownUABRB300/1N/A
Nate StanleyIowaQB500/1N/A
Brian LewerkeMichigan StateQB1000/1N/A

The top nine players are all quarterbacks, with the two top teams in college football’s starting quarterbacks leading the way.

Tua Tagovailoa and Trevor Lawrence are both 3/1 to win the Heisman Trophy. Since open, Tua has remained the same and Lawrence has dropped ever-so-slightly from 5/2. The other notable QBs in the top 10 are:

  • Jalen Hurts (OU) 12/1
  • Justin Fields (OSU) 12/1
  • Jake Fromm (UGA) 18/1
  • Justin Herbert (ORE) 20/1
  • Sam Ehlinger (TEX) 20/1


Hurts and Fields are recent transfers from Alabama and Georgia, joining their former teammates (Tua and Fromm) in the top 10 for the Heisman race. Expect to see at least three of the above seven quarterbacks in the NFL next year.


Heisman Stock Heading Up

These four quarterbacks have seen their odds increase.

  • Jake Fromm, UGA (40/1 to 18/1)
  • Sam Ehlinger, TEX (40/1 to 20/1)
  • Khalil Tate, ARI (100/1 to 40/1)
  • Joe Burrow, LSU (200/1 to 40/1)


Heisman Stock Going Down

  • Adrian Martinez, NEB (6/1 to 10/1)
  • Justin Fields, OSU (6/1 to 12/1)
  • Jalen Hurts, OU (6/1 to 12/1)


Skill Positions

While unlikely (just three skill players have won the Heisman since 2000), skill position players are in the odds to win the Heisman as well. Here are the tops in terms of odds to win the Heisman:

  • Jonathan Taylor (WISC) 25/1
  • Travis Etienne (CLEM) 40/1
  • D’Andre Swift (UGA) 40/1
  • Rondale Moore (PUR) 40/1
  • AJ Dillon (BC) 50/1


Kyler Murray won last year’s Heisman after being 30/1 at opening, Baker Mayfield won the 2017 Heisman Trophy after starting at 10/1 odds, and Lamar Jackson won in 2016 after starting at 100-1. The last skill position player to win was Derrick Henry in 2015, who started at 25/1 odds.

Stay tuned as we will update the Heisman race throughout the college football season!