Since the 2018-19 season concludes, we can quickly turn our focus to the 2019-20 season and have a look at Heisman Trophy chances. Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence got the finest of Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa in the 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship Game and because of this, he’s a +300 favorite to win the 2019 Heisman Trophy with Tagovailoa right behind at +350.
BetOnline has Lawrence at +300 followed closely by Tagovailoa in +350, Georgia QB Jake Fromm at +850, Wisconsin RB Jonathan Taylor at +900 and Georgia RB D’Andre Swift and Clemson RB Travis Etienne in +950 to round out the top contenders on the oddsboard.
Can Tagovailoa get over the hump in 2019?
Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa had a monster year in his first season as the starter, resulting in him being the runner-up in the 2018 Heisman Trophy voting. As for me, I thought Tagovailoa should have won the award because he set up very impressive numbers and just played fourth quarter annually, excluding the College Football Playoff.
The Hawaii native headed a Crimson Tide crime that was third-best in the nation at 45.6 points per game and included the sixth-best pass assault with 323.6 passing yards per game. Overall, Tagovailoa threw for 3,966 yards to rank in college football whilst adding 43 touchdown passes, the second-most, against only six interceptions. Start looking for the junior to have a step forward in what could be his final year until he plays on Sundays, and if he can find another equipment, +350 is a complete steal.
Lawrence has motive to function as preferred
Going into Week 5 of this 2018-19 school soccer season, I stated that futures bettors must watch on Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence to get a possible Heisman winner but not becoming the starter for the first four months buried his opportunities and that I was potentially a year off. Lawrence knocked off older QB Kelly Bryant in his true freshman season and that decision by Dabo Swinney was the right one as the Georgia native carried the Tigers into a national championship.
Clemson averaged 44.3 points per game this year, but that climbed to 47.44 ppg from the nine matches which Lawrence was the starting QB, excluding playoffs. Over the year, he pitched 3,280 yards (ranked 21st) with 30 TDs (10th) and just four interceptions and, once more, he did not become the starter before Week 5. What would his numbers have been had he been at the helm all season? Coming off an impressive national championship game and with another year to grow and develop, Lawrence is unquestionably worthy enough to be the early favorite for the Heisman.