The college football season just wrapped up last Monday with a Clemson beatdown over Alabama. But, that doesn’t mean that we can’t predict what’s gonna happen next season.
Already, we have Heisman odds for 2019, courtesy of BetOnline.
Some early odds to win the Heisman next year, via BetOnline. pic.twitter.com/oH6eM3xQIj— Ben Kercheval (@BenKercheval) January 15, 2019
The first four spots are taken by members of either the Alabama Crimson Tide or the reigning national champion Clemson Tigers. However, tied for the fourth best early odds is Justin Fields, the recent quarterback transfer to Ohio State.
At 12-to-1, those are some pretty good odds for the bonafide dual-threat QB. While he wasn’t showcased a lot at Georgia during his freshman season, Fields was a five-star recruit in 2018, and one of the (if not the) best dual-threat QBs in the country.
Now at OSU and with a pass-friendly mastermind in head coach Ryan Day, Fields could blossom into one of the best players in college football next season. While the likes of Tua Tagovailoa and Trevor Lawrence already proved they could lead teams to the national title game, Fields could be the one to take Ohio State back to the College Football Playoff, a place they haven’t been to in two seasons despite winning the Big Ten Championship.
Of course, Fields’ odds could go down to zero if his transfer waiver is not eventually approved by the NCAA. While most expect that Fields will be eligible to play immediately for the Buckeyes, there is still at least that hurdle that needs to be cleared before he can completely be considered OSU’s starter, let alone a Heisman contender.