2014 Heisman Trophy Odds
LAS VEGAS, NV (The Spread) - After claiming the 2013 Heisman Trophy as a freshman, it's no surprise to see that Florida State's Jameis Winston is favored to bring home the honor again this year.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, Winston is a 2/1 favorite to win the 2014 Heisman Trophy after winning the award a year ago. Oregon signal-caller Marcus Mariota has the next-best odds in the field at 7/2, while Ohio State's quarterback Braxton Miller is 4/1. Alabama running back T.J. Yeldon has the best odds of the non-quarterbacks at 5/1.
Continuing with the odds, Baylor signal-caller Bryce Petty is 6/1 while UCLA's Brett Hundley and Georgia running back Todd Gurley are both 12/1, respectively. Mike Davis of South Carolina is 15/1, Melvin Gordon of Wisconsin is 16/1, and both Everett Golson of Notre Dame and Trevor Knight of Oklahoma are both 25/1, respectively.
The long shots to win the 2014 Heisman Trophy are Duke Johnson of Miami and Karlos Williams of Florida State, who are both 33/1, respectively, while Bowling Green QB Matt Johnson and Marshall signal-caller Rakeem Cato are both 66/1, respectively.
Winston completed 257 of 384 passes for 4,057 yards last season while leading the Seminoles to a national championship victory over Auburn. He also threw 40 touchdown passes to just 10 interceptions and also rushed for four more scores on 219 yards and 88 carries.
While Mariota's play dipped at the end of the year, he did threw for 3,665 yards with 31 touchdowns and four interceptions and also rushed for 715 yards and nine additional scores for the Ducks. It was uncertain if he would head back to Eugene for another season or bypass the opportunity for the NFL, but he ultimately decided to play another year in college.
2014 Heisman Trophy Opening Odds to Win
Jameis Winston (QB Florida State) 2/1
Marcus Mariota (QB Oregon) 7/2
Braxton Miller (QB Ohio State) 4/1
T.J. Yeldon (RB Alabama) 5/1
Bryce Petty (QB Baylor) 6/1
Brett Hundley (QB UCLA) 12/1
Todd Gurley (RB Georgia) 12/1
Mike Davis (RB South Carolina) 15/1
Melvin Gordon (RB Wisconsin) 16/1
Everett Golson (Notre Dame) 25/1
Trevor Knight (QB Oklahoma) 25/1
Duke Johnson (RB Miami) 33/1
Karlos Williams (RB Florida State) 33/1
Matt Johnson (QB Bowling Green) 66/1
Rakeem Cato (QB Marshall) 66/1