College football’s Heisman Trophy won’t be awarded until next December, but it’s never too early to think about the frontrunners for next season.
Bovada has released its early odds for 2014, and there’s a familiar face at the top. Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston is the favorite to repeat, with Oregon’s Marcus Mariota a 7/2 favorite.
Quarterbacks own five out of the top seven spots in the early odds. Running backs T.J. Yeldon (Alabama) and Todd Gurley (Georgia) are the only skill players in the top seven.
Also of interest: No wide receivers make the early odds for 2014.
Here’s the early list of favorites to win the 2014 Heisman Trophy from Bovada:
Jameis Winston (QB Florida State)
Marcus Mariota (QB Oregon)
Braxton Miller (QB Ohio State)
T.J. Yeldon (RB Alabama)
Bryce Petty (QB Baylor)
Brett Hundley (QB UCLA)
Todd Gurley (RB Georgia)
Mike Davis (RB South Carolina)
Melvin Gordon (RB Wisconsin)
Everett Golson (Notre Dame)
Trevor Knight (QB Oklahoma)
Duke Johnson (RB Miami)
Karlos Williams (RB Florida State)
Matt Johnson (QB Bowling Green)
Rakeem Cato (QB Marshall)