College football’s top individual honor will be handed out in New York Saturday night and, according to oddsmakers, the four Heisman Trophy finalists - other than Florida State QB Jameis Winston - should at least be happy they got a free trip to the Big Apple.
Winston, who led FSU to the BCS Championship, is a -10,000 favorite to win the Heisman honor Saturday, and could be the second straight freshman to claim the award. Winston passed for 3,820 yards and 38 touchdowns en route to a perfect 13-0 record for the Seminoles.
Auburn RB Tre Mason, who Winston will face in the national title game, is next on the list at +2,800 while reigning Heisman king, Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel, sits at +12,500 – the biggest underdog. Boston College RB and the nation’s leading rusher Andre Williams is priced at +5,000, and Alabama QB A.J. McCarron and Northern Illinois QB Jordan Lynch are both priced at +8,000.
When Sportsbook.ag opened their 2013 Heisman odds almost one year ago to
the day, the Seminoles QB wasn't even in the discussion. Manziel was the fave at 7/2, with Ohio State QB Braxton Miller at 4/1.
Due to the one-sided odds, Sportsbook.ag is offering prices on which player will come in second in Heisman votes:
AJ McCarron (Alabama) 3-1
Andre Williams (Boston College) 8-1
Jameis Winston (Florida St) 25-1
Johnny Manziel (Texas A&M) 3-1
Jordan Lynch (Northern Illinois) 3-1
Tre Mason (Auburn) 13-10