Cover Photo: Getty Images


The 2019-20 college football season could feature the most exciting Heisman race between returning quarterbacks we've ever seen, with Clemson's Trevor Lawrence and Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa leading the way. 


And the opening 2019 Heisman Trophy odds, via FanDuel Sportsbook, reflect just how tight sportsbooks are expecting next year's race to be, as we sit more than seven months ahead of kickoff. 

After Lawrence and his Tigers scorched Tagovailoa's Crimson Tide for a 44-16 victory in the 2019 College Football National Championship, the rising sophomore and junior QBs are tied at +250 atop the opening Heisman Trophy odds via FanDuel Sportsbook


And the oddsmakers aren't just confident in each player's individual chance to excel, they're also already offering prop bets that we see Lawrence and Tagovailoa lead Clemson and Alabama to a 2020 CFP title-game rematch.

But let's not jump the gun in January. It's safe to say we all learned two major takeaways from last season's race for the 2018 Heisman: it's a quarterbacks' competition and it's never over until it's finally over


Bama's Tagovailoa led the pack in the 2018 Heisman odds for more than 13 consecutive weeks, but Oklahoma's Kyler Murray surged past him to become the betting favorite just two days before taking home the award.


Outside of the Lawrence-Tagovailoa race, former Alabama starting QB and Oklahoma transfer Jalen Hurts (+1100) could make things interesting under Sooners head coach Lincoln Riley's offensive system next season. 


Join FanDuel Sportsbook Today. New users get a risk-free bet up to $500. Join Now.


David Hayes is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, David Hayes also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username DavidWHayes. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.