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.
Opening 2018 Heisman Trophy odds (@BovadaLV):
Bryce Love +700
Johnathan Taylor +800
Khalil Tate +900
Tua Tagovailoa +900
J.K. Dobbins +1200
Jake Fromm +1200
Jarrett Stidham +1200
Will Grier +1500
Justin Herbert +1500
Kelly Bryant +1500
McKenzie Milton +1800
Trace McSorely +1800 pic.twitter.com/fPkO8yv9HY
— OddsShark (@OddsShark) January 23, 2018
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.
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.
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