Jalen Hurts, Bo Scarbrough Among 2017 Heisman Candidates
The first set of 2017 Heisman odds are starting to pop up and two Alabama players are among the top 15 on the list.
Bovada posted odds for the upcoming season and quarterback Jalen Hurts and running back Bo Scarbrough are listed alongside 22 other top candidates for the college football's top award. Hurts, who will be a true sophomore, is listed at 12/1 while Scarbrough is 15/1.
Surprisingly, 2016 Heisman winner Lamar Jackson isn't the favorite at 7/1. The Louisville quarterback sits third behind Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield (11/2) and Ohio State quarterback JT Barrett (6/1). The Penn State QB-RB duo of Trace McSorley and Saquon Barkley are both 10/1.
There are four other SEC players on the list alongside the Crimson Tide duo. LSU running back Derrius Gice (15/1), Mississippi State quarterback Nick Fitzgerald (22/1), Georgia running back Nick Chubb (25/1), and Auburn running back Kamryn Pettway (25/1) were all behind Hurts on the list.