Sam Darnold’s odds lengthen a bit, but still Bovada’s Heisman favorite


On the cusp of the real start of the 2017 season — apologies to those who participated in Week 0 last weekend — one wagering website has put some finality to one set of highly-anticipated odds.

Back on August 8, Sam Darnold was‘s favorite to win the 2017 Heisman Trophy at 4/1.  A little over three weeks later, the USC quarterback has seen those odds lengthen a bit to 9/2; that said, he remains Bovada’s favorite for this year’s version of the stiff-armed trophy.

Penn State running back Saquon Barkley remains at 7/1, a number he’s joined at by Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield, who was at 15/2 in the last release.  Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson, the reigning Heisman winner, has seen his odds go from 8/1 earlier this month to 15/2.

One interesting addition to the board is Derwin James.  The talented Florida State safety has been off the board the past three releases, but is now listed at 25/1.  Also at those same odds are quarterbacks Josh Rosen of UCLA and Mason Rudolph of Oklahoma State.

Below is the complete set of 2017 Heisman Trophy odds, again courtesy of