Pick six: Heading into the season, quarterbacks top the Heisman Trophy contenders list
The six odds-on contenders for this year's Heisman Trophy, with players listed according to Las Vegas consensus odds (in parenthesis). FYI, Texas fans: Running back Bijan Robinson is getting some buzz too, at about 30-1.
Spencer Rattler (8-1)
After a rough start to his freshman season, the Oklahoma QB lit up the Big 12. Can he follow former Sooners QBs Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray as Heisman winners? And he's also already No. 1 on a few NFL mock draft boards.
DJ Uiagalelei (10-1)
The Clemson QB and new face of Dr Pepper passed for 781 yards and six TDs in two spot starts against Notre Dame and Boston College last year while Trevor Lawrence was dealing with COVID-19. Yes, the California kid is ready.
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Bryce Young (12-1)
Alabama already has the Million Dollar Band and now has Young, the QB who's the Million Dollar Man, courtesy of NIL endorsements. Not bad for someone who's winged all of 22 passes in his college career, but he is following Mac Jones and Tua Tagovailoa there.
JT Daniels (14-1)
The Georgia QB and transfer from USC looked razor sharp in four games down the stretch for the Dawgs, and he's got a world of talent around him.
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Sam Howell (16-1)
The North Carolina QB has thrown for 7,227 yards and 68 TDs and leads all Power Five returnees with 3,586 yards and an average of 15.13 yards per completion in 2020. But he's working with a new receiving corps.
Breece Hall (30-1)
OK, the Iowa State RB doesn't have the next best odds — QBs D'Eriq King (Miami), C.J. Stroud (Ohio State) and Matt Corral (Ole Miss) each are 20-1 — but you've got to have someone to run the ball. Hall rushed for 1,572 yards and 21 TDs in 2020, breaking 120 tackles along the way.