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.
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: