Last Updated on December 21, 2020
The race for the Heisman Trophy took another unexpected turn after the SEC Championship Game this weekend. Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith is now the favorite to lift the coveted trophy, surpassing his teammate, Mac Jones. Bama is dominating everyone they play this year.
Smith put up insane numbers in the SEC Championship Game against Florida. He caught 15 balls for 184 yards and two touchdowns. Despite the fact that Jones put up over 400 yards and five touchdowns, oddsmakers seem to believe that Smith’s insane performance puts him ahead of Jones in the running for the Heisman.
Smith would be the fourth wide receiver to ever win the award and the first non-quarterback since Alabama running back Derrick Henry won in 2015.
Najee Harris is one of three Alabama players among the top five favorites. Harris is a big longshot compared to Smith and Jones, but he’s in the conversation at the very least. Everybody on Alabama’s offense put up insane numbers in their win over Florida and Harris was not the exception. He compiled 245 yards from scrimmage and five touchdowns.
Florida quarterback Kyle Trask also put up insane numbers in that game, but he’s fallen way behind his SEC counterparts. Trask was the long-time favorite to win the award and become the third Florida Gator to win the Heisman. However, back-to-back losses have hurt his case in a big way.
Trask now has the same odds as Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence. The consensus No. 1 overall pick was the preseason favorite to win the Heisman, but he contracted COVID-19 during the season and missed two games while he recovered. That was the biggest reason for his fall down the charts.
All Heisman Trophy odds courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook.
Updated Heisman Trophy Odds
|DeVonta Smith (WR, Alabama)||-140|
|Mac Jones (QB, Alabama)||+150|
|Kyle Trask (QB, Florida)||+1600|
|Trevor Lawrence (QB, Clemson)||+1600|
|Najee Harris (RB, Alabama)||+2000|