Ohio State's Braxton Miller has the second best odds to win the 2013 Heisman Trophy. - Pat Lovell-US PRESSWIRE
Bovada's Heisman Trophy odds have Johnny Manziel joining Ohio State great Archie Griffin in the most exclusive of fraternities.
Famed offshore sports book, Bovada (which once upon a time was known as Bodog), has posted their odds for the 2013 Heisman Trophy. While the rest of the sports watching world gets ready for some trivial football game you may have heard of, Bovada gives us a chance to turn our attentions to college football's future. There have been plenty of informal talks and amateur odds making as to who to expect to end 2013 with the sport's most exclusive individual award, but now we've seen the professionals weigh in.
Per Bovada's projections, Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel is the odds on favorite to become college football's second ever two time Heisman trophy winner, at 4/1 odds. Perhaps the craziest part of all is that even if Manziel's unsuccessful, he could have as many as two additional tries beyond that to repeat as a Heiman winner.
Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller checks in with the second best odds (and if you subscribe to Chris Huston's commandments), the de facto favorite to join college football immortality. Given a paper thin schedule, another year under the tutelage of Tom Herman and Urban Meyer, and a body of work suggesting he was better than his fifth place finish in the trophy's voting in 2012, it's hard not to like Miller at 7/1.
Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron at 10/1 has to look pretty good to some after the advanced passing accumen he demonstrated in Alabama's de-pantsing of Notre Dame in the 2013 BCS Championship Game. The rest of the odds are as follows:
|Johnny Manziel (QB Texas A&M)||4/1|
|Braxton Miller (QB Ohio State)||7/1|
|Marquis Lee (WR USC)||9/1|
|Aaron Murray (QB Georgia)||10/1|
|De'Anthony Thomas (RB Oregon)||10/1|
|A.J. McCarron (QB Alabama)||12/1|
|Duke Johnson (RB Miami)||12/1|
|Jadeveon Clowney (DE South Carolina)||12/1|
|Teddy Bridgewater (QB Louisville)||12/1|
|Tajh Boyd (QB Clemson)||15/1|
|Taylor Martinez (QB Nebraska)||15/1|
|Ameer Abdullah (RB Nebraska)||18/1|
|Marcus Mariota (QB Oregon)||18/1|
|T.J. Yeldon (RB Alabama)||18/1|
|Brett Hundley (QB UCLA)||20/1|
|Lache Seastrunk (RB Baylor)||20/1|
|Everett Golson (QB Notre Dame)||22/1|
|Stephen Morris (QB Miami)||25/1|
|Blake Bell (QB Oklahoma)||30/1|
|Jeff Driskel (QB Florida)||30/1|
|Ka'Deem Carey (RB Arizona)||33/1|
|Devin Gardner (QB Michigan)||40/1|
|Stefon Diggs (WR Maryland)||40/1|