AUBURN, Ala. — The hype around new Auburn football quarterback Jarrett Stidham has done nothing but heat up exponentially during the summer months. Sunday, it reached a new boiling peak.
According to Bruce Feldman of Sports Illustrated, Stidham is tied for the sixth-best Heisman Trophy odds for the 2017 season at William Hill. Stidham is now at 12-1 odds, tied with Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett. He has the best odds of any SEC player.
Only USC quarterback Sam Darnold, Louisville quarterback — and defending Heisman Trophy winner — Lamar Jackson, Penn State running back Saquon Barkley, Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield and Washington quarterback Jake Browning have better odds than Stidham.
Updated Heisman odds: Darnold 7/2; Lamar J 8/1; Barkley, Mayfield & J Browning 10/1; JT Barrett & Stidham 12/1; Francois 15/1 (William Hill)
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) July 9, 2017
Last month, Stidham jumped from 50-1 odds to 20-1 odds for the Heisman Trophy at the Westgate Las Vegas Superbook.
Now, still without even taking a single snap at Auburn, Stidham has become a contender to at least make it to New York for the Heisman Trophy ceremony later this year.