Watson the early Heisman Trophy favorite
Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson has emerged as the odds favorite to win the 2016 Heisman Trophy.
Oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv currently list Watson as a 3/1 favorite to take home the Heisman Trophy in 2016 but he has company. Stanford’s do-everything back Christian McCaffrey and LSU bruising halfback Leonard Fournette are have comparable odds to Watson at 4/1, respectively.
There’s a small drop-off from Watson, McCaffrey and Fournette to the next group, starting with Ohio State signal-caller J.T. Barrett at 10/1. Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly and Florida State running back Dalvin Cook are both 12/1, respectively, while Oklahoma signal-caller Baker Mayfield, Georgia halfback Nick Chubb, and Oregon rusher Royce Freeman are all 14/1, respectively.
The current long shots to win the 2016 Heisman Trophy are Oklahoma running back Samaje Perine, Alabama receiver Calvin Ridley, Tennessee quarterback Joshua Dobbs, and UCLA sophomore signal-caller Josh Rosen at 20/1, respectively. The player listed with the longest odds to win college football’s most renowned award is Miami quarterback Brad Kaaya, who is 33/1.