Tua Tagovailoa currently has best odds to win Heisman Trophy from the SEC
Not since the summer of Jeremy Johnson has a projected starting quarterback received this much love without having the resume on the field to back it up.
The latest evidence of the offseason obsession some have with Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa comes from the fact that the rising sophomore currently has the best odds of all SEC players to win the next Heisman Trophy at the Westgate Las Vegas sportsbook — according to college football insider Brett McMurphy. The image of Tagovailoa sailing the national championship-winning throw to DeVonta Smith appears to be burned into the mind of many as the sophomore has yet to even win the starting role in Tuscaloosa this offseason.
His teammate Damien Harris, Georgia duo Jake Fromm and D’Andre Swift and Auburn’s Jarrett Stidham all have Heisman odds listed by Westgate.
The odds listed for the five SEC players mentioned:
Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama — 8/1
Jake Fromm, Georgia — 15/1
Damien Harris, Alabama — 18/1
Jarrett Stidham, Auburn — 20/1
D’Andre Swift, Georgia — 20/1
McMurphy shared the news Monday afternoon:
Heisman odds via @LVSuperBook:
Love, Stanford 6/1
Taylor, Wisconsin; Tua, Bama 8/1
Fromm, UGA; Herbert, Oregon; McSorley, PennSt; Tate, Arizona 15/1
Harris, Bama 18/1
Browning, Washington; Grier, WVU; Murray, OU; Patterson, Mich; Robbins, OhioSt; Stidham, Auburn; Swift, UGA 20/1
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) July 2, 2018