Earlier this week, BetOnline released a list of Heisman odds showing the favorites to win college football’s most-prestigious award. No surprise, Clemson star quarterback Trevor Lawrence is the favorite to win the Heisman next year following his dominant performance in the title game.
Another player with solid odds to win the Heisman is former Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts. Hurts opened with 9/1 odds to win the Heisman earlier this week, but after he announced his transfer to Oklahoma, Hurts’ odds jumped to 6/1.
It’s almost like transferring to a program that produced the past two Heisman Trophy-winners had a positive impact on his odds.
FWIW, BetOnline bumped Jalen Hurts' Heisman odds from 9/1 yesterday to 6/1 today after news broke that he's transferring to Oklahoma.
— David Ching (@davidching77) January 16, 2019
Can Hurts become the third Oklahoma quarterback to take home the Heisman Trophy? Only Trevor Lawrence and Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa have better odds to take home college football’s award given to the best player.
Lincoln Riley should have a positive impact on Hurts’ play this season after leading a dangerous Oklahoma offense the past few years.