Some fans and critics may consider Alabama defensive end Jonathan Allen and LSU running back Leonard Fournette serious contenders for the Heisman Trophy.
Well, neither of them made oddsmaker Bovada’s board for the players with the best Heisman odds.
In fact, only one SEC player was among the seven listed by Bovada this week. That was Alabama true freshman quarterback Jalen Hurts, who continues to impress as a dual-threat player for the undefeated, top-ranked Crimson Tide.
Hurts has the fifth-best odds from Bovada, sitting at 22/1. Ahead of him are Lousville’s Lamar Jackson, Michigan’s Jabrill Peppers, Washington’s Jake Browning and Ohio State’s J.T. Barrett.
Through eight games this season, Hurts has thrown for 1,578 yards and 12 touchdowns, while also rushing for 521 yards and nine scores.
Allen and Fournette could be considered snubs on the list.
Allen has been garnering Heisman consideration with the way he’s been anchoring the Crimson Tide defense. Fournette missed some time due to injury, but a record-breaking performance last week at least has him back in the conversation.