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Jameis Winston remains Bovada’s Heisman favorite

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In a reveal that should surprise absolutely no one, the reigning Heisman winner is the preseason favorite to claim another one.

In odds released by Bovada.lv Tuesday afternoon, Jameis Winston is listed as the favorite, at 9/2, to win the 2014 Heisman Trophy.  In odds released back in late January, the Florida State quarterback was a 2/1 favorite.

In fact, like Winston, the next five players all have longer odds than they did just a little over six months ago.

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota went from 7/2 to 6/1, while Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller, the preseason favorite this time last year, dropped from 4/1 to 15/2.  Next up were two more quarterbacks — Baylor’s Bryce Petty (12/1, from 6/1) and UCLA’s Brett Hundley (14/1, from 12/1) — while the first non-quarterback — Georgia running back Todd Gurley (14/1, from 12/1) — breaks the signal-caller logjam.

True sophomore Derrick Henry, the Alabama running back who wasn’t listed initially, now comes in at 25/1, right behind Tide backfield mate T.J. Yeldon (20/1)

No wide receivers made the cut, although a linebacker did: UCLA’s Myles Jack.  Of course, the sophomore is aided by the fact that he also lined up as a running back last season and is expected to do more of the two-way same this season.

Below is the complete set of Heisman odds, again courtesy of Bovada.lv:

2014 Bovada Heisman Odds

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5 Responses to “Jameis Winston remains Bovada’s Heisman favorite”
  1. friarjack61 says: Aug 5, 2014 2:23 PM

    Do players in FSU go to class ? Oh, jocks only.
    Carry on the tradition of Bobby.

  2. 8to80texansblog says: Aug 5, 2014 2:29 PM

    Winston isn’t winning another Heisman…

    Too much this offseason plus the two time Heisman barrier.

    Just not going to happen…

  3. florida727 says: Aug 5, 2014 4:05 PM

    I know IF is the biggest two-letter word in the sports dictionary, but IF he stays healthy, I like Gurley’s chances. Georgia will be a run-first team and he’ll get plenty of opportunities per game to showcase his stuff and rack up stats. If (there’s that word again) the team has good success, he’ll be one of the proverbial dogs-in-the-fight… no pun intended :)

    Unfortunately for him, Mariota and Miller play on teams capable of running the table, just like Jameis and FSU. That’s a hard stat to overlook when it comnes time for voting. There’s been some, but very few Heisman winners come from teams with less than stellar records.

  4. chargrz says: Aug 5, 2014 7:40 PM

    Anybody but Winston. PLEASE!

  5. musketmaniac says: Aug 6, 2014 12:35 PM

    Bowling greens backup quarterback has a better chance. Guilty in the eye’s of the public.

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