As with most seasons in Baton Rouge, the LSU Tigers head into 2020 with a crop of Heisman Trophy hopefuls. The 2020 Heisman Trophy ceremony seems a long way off, but that hasn't stopped the oddsmakers at FanDuel Sportsbook from evaluating the early field.
Given LSU's recurring potential for success at a high level, it's possible for a number of Tiger stars to run away with the award this like Joe Burrow did in 2019. Keeping that in mind, here's a look at the four most likely LSU players to win the 2020 Heisman by the odds.
4. Racey McMath, WR (+25000)
Racey McMath was the fourth option at wideout on the deepest WR lineup in LSU history's last season, hauling in 285 yards and three TDs on 17 receptions. He isn't likely to be the No. 1 option with Ja'Marr Chase returning, but the odds reflect that.
3. Ja'Marr Chase, WR (+10000)
With Justin Jefferson heading to the NFL Draft, Ja'Marr Chase is inarguably the top receiving weapon left in Baton Rouge. Chase set LSU's single-season records for most receiving yards (1,780) and receiving TDs (20) in the 2019 season, while hauling in the third-most single-season receptions (84) in LSU history as well. Chase also won the 2019 Fred Biletnikoff Award as the nation's most outstanding receiver, making Chase and Josh Reed the only two Tigers to earn this distinction.
2. Derek Stingley, CB (+6000)
Even though Derek Stingley is already being considered the next great DB to come out of a football program that prides itself as "DBU," it's rare to see a defensive player with better Heisman odds than two of the top projected offensive producers on the same team.
1. Myles Brennan, QB (+2500)
Despite being a part of three seasons at LSU, including one that saw historic blowouts last season, Myles Brennan has played in only 15 games and thrown 70 total passes as a Tiger. There's a lot of unknown here, but if Brennan can come anywhere close to the kind of numbers Burrow put up in this offensive system next season, he should be looking at a real shot to win the Heisman this December.
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