Heisman Futures: Quarterbacks Leading the Charge Early

Since the 2018-19 season concludes, we can quickly turn our attention to the 2019-20 season and take 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 is a +300 preferred to win against the 2019 Heisman Trophy with Tagovailoa directly behind at +350.

BetOnline has Lawrence in +300 followed closely by Tagovailoa at +350, Georgia QB Jake Fromm at +850, Wisconsin RB Jonathan Taylor at +900 and Georgia RB D’Andre Swift and Clemson RB Travis Etienne at +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 becoming the runner-up at 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 all season, excluding the College Football Playoff.

The Hawaii native headed a Crimson Tide offense that was third-best from the country in 45.6 points per match and contained the sixth-best pass attack with 323.6 passing yards per game. In general, Tagovailoa threw for 3,966 yards to rank in college football whilst adding 43 touchdown passes, the second-most, against just six interceptions. Look for the junior to take a step forward in what might be his final year until he plays on Sundays, and if he can find another gear, +350 is a complete steal.

Lawrence has reason
Going into Week 5 of this 2018-19 college soccer season, I stated that futures bettors must watch Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence to get a possible Heisman winner but not becoming the starter for the first four weeks buried his opportunities and that I was potentially a year off. Lawrence knocked off senior QB Kelly Bryant in his true freshman season and that decision by Dabo Swinney was the correct one because the Georgia native carried the Tigers to a national tournament.

Clemson averaged 44.3 points a game this year, but that climbed to 47.44 ppg from the nine matches which Lawrence was the starting QB, excluding playoffs. On the year, he pitched 3,280 yards (ranked 21st) with 30 TDs (10th) and just four interceptions and, once more, he did not come to be the starter before Week 5. What could his figures have been had he been at the helm all season? Coming off an impressive national championship match and also another year to mature and grow, Lawrence is definitely worthy enough to be the early favorite for the Heisman.
author website: TotalSporty

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