The 2017 Heisman watch has begun. The trophy is award to the most outstanding player in college football every year. It is early but we already know who the bookmakers think are most likely to win.

In February, William Hill released their Heisman odds with three favorites (Lamar Jackson, Baker Mayfield and Sam Darnold) at +700. Three months later the USC quarterback has taken the lead and is listed at +350 on 5Dimes.

Last year’s winner Lamar Jackson has the third best odds. Only one player, Archie Griffin, has won the award in back-to-back seasons.

Of the 34 players with current odds on 5Dimes, 23 are quarterbacks. Since 2000, signal-callers have won 14 of the 17 Heisman awards.

When William Hill’s odds were posted four defensive players were listed. That was silly. Only one defensive player has won the award, Charles Woodson in 1997. 5Dimes didn’t even bother listing a single defensive player with odds.

Who do you think will win the Heisman? We won’t find out until December but its never too early to start the debate.


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2017 Heisman Odds

PlayerSchoolPositionWilliam Hill (2/6)5Dimes (5/11)
Sam DarnoldUSCQB700350
Baker MayfieldOklahomaQB700700
Lamar JacksonLouisvilleQB700750
JT BarrettOhio StateQB1000900
Saquon BarkleyPenn StateRB15001100
Derrius GuiceLSURB20001300
Jake BrowningWashingtonQB12001500
Jalen HurtsAlabamaQB15001500
Bo ScarbroughAlabamaRB20001500
Deondre FrancoisFlorida StateQB12001800
Mason RudolphOklahoma StateQB15002000
Trace McSorleyPenn StateQB20002000
Josh RosenUCLAQB20002000
Nick ChubbGeorgiaRB30002000
Jarrett StidhamAuburnQB40002500
Kamryn PettwayAuburnRB30003500
Luke FalkWashington StateQB30003500
Quinton FlowersSouth FloridaQB40004000
Nick FitzgeraldMississippi StateQB40004500
Shane BuecheleTexasQB40004500
Mike WeberOhio StateRB50005500
Royce FreemanOregonRB50006000
Jacob EasonGeorgiaQB60006000
Will GrierWest VirginiaQBN/A6000
James WashingtonOklahoma StateWR60006500
Myles GaskinWashingtonRB750010000
Christian KirkTexas A&MWR750010000
Brandon WimbushNotre DameQB750010000
Kyle AllenHoustonQB750010000
Brett RypienBoise StateQB1000012500
Calvin RidleyAlabamaWR1000015000
Justin HerbertOregonQB1000015000
Shea PattersonMississippiQB1000015000
Kenny HillTCUQB1000015000
Ed OliverHoustonDT7500N/A
Derwin JamesFlorida StateS7500N/A
Wilton SpeightMichiganQB7500N/A
Arden KeyLSUDE10000N/A
Dexter LawrenceClemsonDT10000N/A