The faculty soccer season got here to a detailed on Monday night time with LSU taking residence the College Football Playoff (CFP) nationwide title, however hasn’t stopped followers from wanting forward and sportsbooks from releasing betting odds for the 2020 Heisman trophy.
LSU’s Joe Burrow took residence the Heisman Trophy throughout the 2019 season, however as he and lots of different gamers have declared for the NFL draft, a brand new wave of gamers have taken over as potential candidates for the 2020 trophy.
The favorites to take residence the coveted Heisman are listed under.
Justin Fields, quarterback, Ohio State
After ending third within the 2019 Heisman Trophy voting, Fields stays within the dialog and lots of sportsbooks have him listed because the outright favourite. He completed this previous season with 3,273 whole passing yards and 41 touchdowns, however got here up brief throughout the CFP semifinal PlayStation Fiesta Bowl in opposition to Clemson. He is returning to Ohio State for his junior season and can look to enhance on his 2019 efficiency.
Trevor Lawrence, quarterback, Clemson
Trevor Lawrence is available in because the second favourite to win the Heisman Trophy, based on sportsbooks. He is coming off of a stellar season, ending because the CFP nationwide title runner up in addition to solely having one loss in his total profession at Clemson. Prior to the beginning of the 2019 season, Lawrence was the favourite to win the trophy in quite a lot of completely different sportsbooks however was considerably overshadowed by Burrow’s historic season. Lawrence will likely be returning to Clemson as a junior.
Spencer Rattler, quarterback, Oklahoma
Rattler will likely be changing former Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts who entered the 2020 NFL draft. Rattler didn’t begin throughout the 2019 season however had a complete of 81 yards and 1 landing via the three video games he performed.
Despite his lack of play throughout his freshman season, Rattler has good odds to win the Heisman contemplating that final three Oklahoma quarterbacks have been finalists for the trophy, with Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray taking the trophy residence. Rattler will likely be returning to Oklahoma as a sophomore and will likely be aiming to enhance on Oklahoma’s 2019 season, the place they misplaced to LSU within the CFP semifinal, the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl.
D’Eriq King, quarterback, N/A
Despite the truth that King lately introduced he was leaving Houston and coming into the switch portal, he stays one of many high decisions to take residence the Heisman Trophy in 2020.
King is a redshirt senior and has one yr of eligibility left. He solely performed 4 video games for Houston in 2019, however performed effectively throughout his earlier seasons with the Cougars. During the 2018 season, King threw for 2,982 yards and 50 touchdowns. It is at present unknown what faculty King will play for in 2020.
Jamie Newman, quarterback, Georgia
Just a number of days after Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm declared for the NFL draft, the Bulldogs landed former Wake Forrest quarterback Jamie Newman. While Newman has but to play a sport for Georgia, he’s listed as a best choice for the Heisman Trophy in quite a lot of sportsbooks.
Newman solely began 16 video games over the course of the 2018 and 2019 season at Wake Forrest, however confirmed that he may very well be a Heisman profitable quarterback. In his 16 begins, Newman threw for 3,900 whole yards and 35 touchdowns whereas additionally dashing for 821 whole yards. He will likely be attending Georgia as a senior throughout the 2020 season.
Myles Brennan, quarterback, LSU
Out of all the Heisman trophy candidates, Brennan could have a few of the large footwear to fill as he replaces Burrow as LSU’s quarterback. While Brennan didn’t begin for LSU throughout the 2019 season, he nonetheless performed in eight video games and amassed 353 passing yards and 1 landing. He will likely be returning to LSU as a junior and can play in a nationwide championship-winning offense led by LSU head coach Ed Orgeron and LSU offensive coordinator Joe Brady.
Despite Brennan’s lack of sport expertise, he has Burrow’s seal of approval as LSU’s quarterback.
“Myles is going to be a great quarterback,” Burrow advised USA TODAY after profitable the 2020 nationwide championship. “He’s very accurate and knows the offense.”