It’s never too early to start talking 2018 Heisman Trophy odds, so we’re going to do just that. Bovada has released its odds and West Virginia QB Will Grier is near the top of the list, with the fourth-best odds at 12/1, tied with Georgia QB Jake Fromm, Auburn QB Jarrett Stidham and Ohio State running back J.K. Dobbins.
2018 Heisman Trophy Odds
|Bryce Love (RB Stanford)||7/1|
|Jonathan Taylor (RB Wisconsin)||8/1|
|Khalil Tate (QB Arizona)||9/1|
|Tua Tagovailoa (QB Alabama)||9/1|
|J.K. Dobbins (RB Ohio State)||12/1|
|Jake Fromm (QB Georgia)||12/1|
|Jarrett Stidham (QB Auburn)||12/1|
|Will Grier (QB West Virginia)||12/1|
|Justin Herbert (QB Oregon)||15/1|
|Kelly Bryant (QB Clemson)||15/1|
|McKenzie Milton (QB UCF)||18/1|
|Trace McSorley (QB Penn State)||18/1|
|Cam Akers (RB Florida State)||22/1|
|Jake Browning (QB Washington)||22/1|
|Rodney Anderson (RB Oklahoma)||25/1|
|Ryan Finley (QB NC State)||25/1|
|Brandon Wimbush (QB Notre Dame)||35/1|
|D’Andre Swift (RB Georgia)||35/1|
|Nick Fitzgerald (QB Mississippi State)||35/1|
|Trevor Etienne (RB Clemson)||35/1|
|David Sills (WR West Virginia)||45/1|
|Ed Oliver (DL Houston)||55/1|
With all the veteran offensive talent the Big 12 conference is losing, I’m not shocked there are only three players on this list. But I guarantee other Big 12 names will begin to surface as we get closer to the season kicking off, along with once the season gets underway.
Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray can make the list, Iowa State running back David Montgomery has a chance, and maybe even a dark horse like Texas QB Sam Ehlinger, or hell, Baylor QB Charlie Brewer? Remember half the time it’s whoever gets off to a hot start and picks up a surprising or big win in September that launches into the National spotlight. Also, if you read this and think I’m saying Charlie Brewer is going to win the Heisman Trophy, just stop. My point is these names could eventually be on the “odds” list, that’s all.
Also, I’m surprised Bryce Love is #1, considering Stanford players are only allowed to finish as runner-up (Andrew Luck, Christian McCaffrey, Bryce Love).
Lastly, shoutout to David Sills, the ONLY wide receiver on the list! Boom.