The 2016 Heisman odds see Clemson Tigers quarterback Deshaun Watson the early betting favorite while Leonard Fournette and Christian McCaffrey are close behind.
Archie Griffin can rest easy knowing he will remain the only two-time Heisman Trophy winner after Alabama Crimson Tide running back Derrick Henry declared for the NFL Draft. Henry won over Stanford Cardinal all-purpose running back Christian McCaffrey and Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson who are two of the three leading favorites to win the 2016 Heisman, according to Bovada.
Watson came up a few plays short of winning the national title that Henry’s team won after he threw for 405 yards with four touchdowns and ran for 73 yards in the 45-40 loss but put on a display that will linger in the minds of college football fans all offseason.
McCaffrey did the same with a touchdown reception on the first play of the Rose Bowl against the Iowa Hawkeyes en route to breaking Rose Bowl records for total offense in a season he broke Barry Sanders‘ all-purpose yards record.
The two returning finalists will have a lot of competition and Bovada lists the 13 with the best odds, including Miami quarterback Brad Kaaya, who could see a big uptick in production with Mark Richt his new head coach.
Watson – 9/2
McCaffrey – 5/1
Leonard Fournette – LSU Tigers RB- 5/1
J.T. Barrett – Ohio State Buckeyes QB – 10/1
Baker Mayfield – Oklahoma Sooners QB – 10/1
Nick Chubb – Georgia Bulldogs RB – 12/1
Dalvin Cook – Florida State Seminoles RB – 12/1
Royce Freeman – Oregon Ducks RB – 12/1
Chad Kelly – Ole Miss Rebels QB – 12/1
Samaje Perine – Oklahoma Sooners RB – 12/1
Calvin Ridley – Alabama WR – 12/1
Joshua Dobbs – Tennessee Volunteers QB – 16/1
Brad Kaaya – Miami Hurricanes QB – 25/1
Who do you think should be the 2016 Heisman favorite? What player do you think will emerge out of nowhere like McCaffrey did last year and crashes the Heisman conversation? Sound off in the comments section with your suggestions.