2020 Heisman Odds: Oddsmakers Say It's Either Trask or Jones
We’re less than a month from this season’s Heisman Trophy ceremony, which will be held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to the season, many thought it was a two-horse race between Trevor Lawrence and Justin Fields for the award. Now, it’s still a two-horse race, but Lawrence and Fields aren’t in the conversation.
Alabama QB Mac Jones and Florida QB Kyle Trask have all but guaranteed college football’s greatest individual honor will go to one of the two SEC signal callers.
Both players are in the middle of unbelievable seasons, but who has the edge? Let’s take a look at what the odds have to say.
Mac Jones Heisman Odds
Jones came into the season as a relative unknown, looking to fill the void left when Tua Tagovailoa declared for the 2020 NFL Draft. Prior to the season, Jones’ odds were +2200 to win Bama’s first Heisman since Derrick Henry in 2015. Since then, he’s set the college football world on fire.
Jones has thrown for 3,113 and 27 touchdowns while throwing just one interception. He’s thrown for fewer than 300 yards in just three games this season and his 96.3 QBR is the best in the entire country.
Alabama’s offense has been unstoppable since Jones took over, and because of that he’s officially taken over as the favorite to win the Heisman. Prior to Week 15, Jones’ best odds to win the award sit at +100, but he’s as short as -135 in some places.
His best odds imply a 50% chance he wins the award. If Jones were to win, he would be the first Alabama QB to ever do so.
Kyle Trask Heisman Odds
Prior to the 2020 college football season, Kyle Trask was an even bigger longshot to win the Heisman than Mac Jones. Trask came into the year at +3000, implying he had just a 3.2% chance to win the award. All he’s done this season is lead Florida to an 8-1 record and an appearance in their first SEC Championship Game since 2008.
From the very start of the 2020 season, Trask has been playing some of the best football in the entire country. He’s thrown 38 touchdowns this year, the most in college football, while passing for 3,243 yards and throwing three interceptions. He has Jones beat in almost every counting stat, but his 92.7 QBR is third in the country, behind first place Jones.
Since the start of the season, those +3000 odds have shortened quite a bit. He comes into this week with best odds of +115, but he’s odds-on in most places. At +115, his odds are indicative of a 46.5% chance to win the award on January 5.
Mac Jones +100
Kyle Trask +115
Devonta Smith +4000
Ian Book +4000
Justin Fields +4000
Trevor Lawrence +4000