The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook released 2016 Heisman Trophy odds Wednesday, and several SEC stars headline the list.
LSU tailback Leonard Fournette, UGA running back Nick Chubb and Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly are all among the favorites.
However, it was Clemson quarterback DeShaun Watson topping the list at 5:1 odds to win the Heisman.
Fournette, an early heavy Heisman favorite last season, and Stanford tailback Christian McCaffrey weren’t far behind Watson at 6:1. Fournette seemed to have the award locked up during the first half of the season, but LSU’s three-game losing streak in November took him from overwhelming favorite to being excluded from the award ceremony entirely. In 2016, the junior will attempt to top his 1,953-yard, 22-touchdown sophomore campaign.
Following Fournette was the Bulldogs’ Chubb, who is listed at 15:1 odds. Chubb is immensely talented, but he will be coming off of a gruesome knee injury that that prematurely ended his season in October. He finished with 747 yards and seven touchdowns in six games during his sophomore season.
The final SEC player listed among the favorites is Ole Miss’ Kelly at 20:1 odds. Kelly was outstanding during his first season running the Rebels’ offense. He threw for 4,042 yards, 31 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. He will have to do it without one of his top targets from a year ago as wideout Laquon Treadwell decided to turn pro after his junior season.