Who should be the favorite for the Heisman Trophy in 2016? It depends on who you ask apparently.
When it comes to Bovada, the quarterback gets the nod.
Bovada named Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson as the favorite for the Heisman, receiving 9-2 odds.
Watson is favored over LSU running back Leonard Fournette and Stanford back Christian McCaffrey, a finalist who earned a trip to New York City this past season alongside Watson and eventual victor Derrick Henry. Fournette and McCaffrey are receiving 5-1 odds.
Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett and Oklahoma signal-caller Baker Mayfield come in tied at No. 4 on the list with 10-1 odds, ahead of UGA running back Nick Chubb, Florida State running back Dalvin Cook, Oregon running back Royce Freeman, Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly, Oklahoma running back Samaje Perine and Alabama wide receiver Calvin Ridley, all of whom are receiving 12-1 odds.
Tennessee quarterback Joshua Dobbs is a darkhorse for the Heisman, receiving 16-1 odds. Miami quarterback Brad Kaaya is receiving 25-1 odds.
Watson, who set a record for most total yards in a national championship game earlier this month in the loss to Alabama, is one of six quarterbacks listed on Bovada’s 13-player ballot as early contenders.
Fournette is the favorite among SEC players. The rising LSU junior is one of five SEC stars included on the list and one of six running backs.
Fournette was named the favorite for the annual college football award by USA TODAY Sports earlier this month. Fournette received 2-1 odds over the likes of Watson and McCaffrey, as well as the rest of the contenders.