Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence is no longer the clear-cut favorite to win the Heisman
Trophy like he was a month ago.
Lawrence was a +180 ‘chalk’ to win the coveted award after completing 22 of 28 pass attempts
in a 37-13 win against Wake Forest in his first game of the season. He has now dropped to +350
at Bovada, which still puts him as the frontrunner.
However, Florida quarterback Kyle Trask is right on Lawrence’s tail with +400 odds. Trask
entered the season at 25/1, but has made a huge jump after a successful start to the season.
He threw for six touchdowns in a season-opening win against Ole Miss and followed it up with
four touchdowns in a win over South Carolina last week. Trask became the first SEC player to
record 10 passing touchdowns in his team’s first two games of a season since Tim Couch
achieved it in 1998.
Lawrence is still the favorite, despite not needing to play the whole game in multiple contests
this season. He only threw nine passes in a 49-0 shutout against The Citadel in Week 2. Overall,
Lawrence has thrown for 848 yards and seven touchdowns through three games.
The third player on the Heisman odds list has yet to take the field this season. Ohio State
quarterback Justin Fields is slated at +500, but the Buckeyes do not play until Oct. 24. Fields
finished third behind Joe Burrow and Jalen Hurts in the Heisman voting last season.
Miami quarterback D’Eriq King fell from +850 (preseason) to 18/1 after throwing for just 144
yards and one touchdown in a Week 1 win against UAB. He has made a huge leap since then,
throwing for five combined touchdowns over the last two games.
King is now slated at +600 to win the Heisman. He will likely be playing in a make-or-break
game against Clemson on Saturday night in primetime. King has not thrown an interception
through three games.
Alabama teammates Mac Jones (10/1) and Jaylen Waddle (14/1) are also in the mix early in the
season. Jones has completed 74.5 percent of his passes for 684 yards and six touchdowns.
Waddle has been his top target, notching 13 receptions for 276 yards and three scores.