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Alabama quarterback a 2018 Heisman favorite (that’s Tua Tagovailoa, by the way)

Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa
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The 2018 Heisman Trophy odds have been released by Bovada and Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is one of the top four odds-on favorites to win the trophy.

Technically, that’s Alabama backup quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.

While Tagovailoa hasn’t officially been named the starter for Alabama for the 2018 season, many expect the sophomore-to-be to get the nod over Jalen Hurts after taking over for Hurts in the second half of the national championship game and rallying the Tide from a 13-0 deficit to a wild 26-23 overtime win over Georgia.

Tagovailoa went 14-of-24 for 166 yards and three touchdowns; the final TD came on a 41-yard pass on second-and-26 on Alabama’s second play of overtime to fellow true freshman DeVonta Smith.

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Some speculate that Hurts will transfer, but there has been no official word. The oddsmakers obviously have an idea: Hurts was not listed by Bovada as a Heisman finalist on their opening odds list.

(You can follow Justin Nails on Twitter @justinnails)

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