Heisman Odds: 12 great quarterbacks rule the odds
Using Malversports odds as a barometer, it appears the Florida Gators’ Tim Tebow has significant work to do if he is to become the first player to win consecutive Heisman Trophy awards since Archie Griffin in 1975. The happy, left-handed quarterback He entered the 2008 campaign as the 3-1 Malvernsports favorite to be called by name at Downtown Athletic Club on December 15.
Currently paying 7-1, Tebow has work to do to add a second Heisman to his trophy case. Overall, their numbers are below last year’s personal offensive bombardment; however, his stats are still pretty impressive with 19 passes and 11 rushing touchdowns thus far. The fact that the Gators are the favorites (+160) to win the BCS National Championship and have destroyed absolutely everyone in their path since their only loss to Mississippi in late September, cannot hurt Tebow’s chances.
The three players who have Malversports handicappers ahead of the current owner of Heisman have a couple of things in common; They are all quarterbacks and they all play in the Big 12 Conference happy pass. Texas Tech’s Graham Harrell and Oklahoma’s Sam Bradford are current co-favorites paying +150; right on his heels is Colt McCoy of the Texas Longhorns (+300).
Coincidentally, the two favorites will meet this weekend when Harrell’s Aggies travel to Norman Oklahoma to face Bradford’s Sonners. This game is sure to have National Championship implications and the winning quarterback could very well be separated from the rest in Heisman’s career.
From a statistics perspective, it is difficult to distinguish a favorite of the three signal callers from the big 12. What all three of them have done is simply amazing considering they all play in the same conference. Even thinking that one of these three won’t even make the All Big 12 Second Team is unfathomable.
Through ten games, Harrell has 36 TDs to just 5 interceptions and has completed a staggering 71.7% of his passes. Meanwhile, Bradford has thrown 38 scores to just 6 picks while completing nearly 68% of his passes. Finally, McCoy has thrown 30 TDs, just 7 interceptions while completing a mind-blowing 77.2% of his passes.
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Odds of winning the Heisman Trophy:
Graham Harrell +150
Sam Bradford +150
Colt McCoy +300
Tim Tebow +700
Michael Crabtree +1000
Chase Daniels +2000
Max Hall +3000
Mark Sanchez +3000
Javon Bell +4000
Knowshon Moreno +4000
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