2017 Heisman Betting Odds
May 22, 2017
By VI News
The 2017 college football season is several months away but it's never too early to look at future odds on the most prestigious individual award, the Heisman Trophy.
Oddsmakers at Sportsbook.ag have released numbers for the upcoming season and to no surprise a pair of quarterbacks opened as favorites in February.
The top betting choices were Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield, and last season's Heisman winner, Lamar Jackson out of Louisville. Both stars were listed at 7/1 odds (Bet $100 to win $700) as Jackson was the runaway recipient of the 2016 award after throwing 31 touchdown passes and rushing for another 21 scores.
Mayfield threw multiple touchdown passes in all 13 games for the Sooners last season, while leading OU to an 11-2 record and a Sugar Bowl victory over Auburn.
However, he's been dealing with recent off the field issues which include an arrest in February for public intoxication, disorderly conduct, fleeing and resisting arrest. As of now, he hasn't been suspended or dismissed from Oklahoma.
As of May 22, Mayfield's odds have dropped to 15/2 (Bet $100 to win $750).
Along with the pair, USC's Sam Darnold has been bumped up to 9/2 odds from 8/1. He put together an impressive 10-game stretch to lead the Trojans to nine straight wins to close the season and had a remarkable performance in the Rose Bowl.
The top running back on the board is Penn State standout Saquon Barkley, who scored 18 rushing touchdowns and posted 194 yards on the ground in a Rose Bowl defeat to USC. Barkley is listed at 16/1 odds, while Alabama tailback Bo Scarbrough is right behind at 20/1 after reaching the end zone 11 times in the Crimson Tide's run to the National Championship game.
The top seven choices to win this season's award are quarterbacks, who have won this honor in nine of the last 11 years.
Listed below are all of the latest odds provided by Sportsbook.ag.
Odds to win 2017 Heisman Trophy (12/09/17) - per Sportsbook.ag
Sam Darnold (USC) 9/2
Baker Mayfield (Oklahoma) 15/2
JT Barrett (Ohio State) 17/2
Lamar Jackson (Louisville) 17/2
Jake Browning (Washington) 12/1
Deondre Francois (Florida State) 14/1
Mason Rudolph (Oklahoma State) 16/1
Saquon Barkley (Penn State) 16/1
Derrius Guice (LSU) 18/1
Josh Rosen (UCLA) 18/1
Bo Scarbrough (Alabama) 20/1
Jalen Hurts (Alabama) 20/1
Jarrett Stidham (Auburn) 20/1
Trace McSorley (Penn State) 25/1
Nick Chubb (Georgia) 28/1
Derwin James (Florida State) 30/1
Luke Falk (Washington State) 30/1
Quinton Flowers (South Florida) 30/1
Kamryn Pettway (Auburn) 35/1
Nick Fitzgerald (Mississippi State) 35/1
Mike Weber (Ohio State) 45/1
Shane Buechele (Texas) 50/1
Will Grier (West Virginia) 50/1
Myles Gaskin (Washington) 55/1
Brandon Wimbush (Notre Dame) 60/1
Jacob Eason (Georgia) 60/1
Royce Freeman (Oregon) 60/1
James Washington (Oklahoma State) 65/1
Kyle Allen (Houston) 75/1
Christian Kirk (Texas A&M) 80/1
Ed Oliver (Houston) 80/1
Wilton Speight (Michigan State) 80/1
Arden Key (LSU) 100/1
Brett Rypien (Boise State) 100/1
Calvin Ridley (Alabama) 100/1
Dexter Lawrence (Clemson) 100/1
Justin Herbert (Oregon) 100/1
Kenny Hill (TCU) 100/1
Shea Patterson (Mississippi) 100/1
Odds Subject to Change - Updated 5.22.17
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