Last Updated on December 14, 2020
The Heisman Trophy race took another interesting turn after this weekend’s games. Mac Jones and Kyle Trask have been going back and forth for the last few weeks, but the Florida quarterback appears to be falling behind.
Trask and the Gators lost to LSU on Saturday despite the fact that they were 23-point favorites. Although Trask threw for 474 yards and scored four total touchdowns, his two interceptions were crucial in the loss. As a result of the loss and the subpar performance, Trask drops to third in Heisman Trophy odds.
Alabama’s Mac Jones is still the odds-on favorite at -200, but his top target, Devonta Smith, is making a move. The three favorites in the running will all be on the field in the SEC Championship Game this weekend.
A Receiver Wins The Heisman?
A non-quarterback winning the Heisman Trophy would be historic. Since 2000, quarterbacks have hoisted the award every year except three (Derrick Henry, Mark Ingram, Reggie Bush).
Smith would be the fourth wide receiver to ever win the award, joining Desmond Howard, Tim Brown, and Johnny Rodgers. If there was ever a year where a wide receiver deserves to win the Heisman Trophy, this would be it. Smith is putting together one of the most dominant seasons in recent memory. The Louisiana native has 83 catches for 1,327 yards, and 16 total touchdowns this season. Obviously, Jones has been incredible all year long, but he wouldn’t be where he is now without Smith catching passes.
Three more quarterbacks are listed on DraftKings Sportsbook, but they are at longshot odds. The two guys preparing to face off in the ACC Championship Game — Ian Book and Trevor Lawrence — are listed at +900 odds. Meanwhile, Ohio State’s Justin Fields is listed at +5000 odds despite only playing in five games this season.
All Heisman Trophy odds courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.
Heisman Trophy Odds DraftKings
|Mac Jones (QB, Alabama)||-200|
|Devonta Smith (WR, Alabama)||+200|
|Kyle Trask (QB, Florida)||+350|
|Ian Book (QB, Notre Dame)||+900|
|Trevor Lawrence (QB, Clemson)||+900|
|Justin Fields (QB, Ohio State)||+5000|