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The Heisman was a two-horse race between Tua Tagovailoa and Kyler Murray last year, and it looks like it will be the same once again. 


The oddsmakers at FanDuel Sportsbook believe it is such a two-horse race for the Heisman between Tagovailoa and Trevor Lawrence in 2019, they are giving the two quarterbacks better odds (-115) to win the award than the rest of the field (-105) in a special prop bet. 

Tagovailoa is coming off of a 2018 season that saw him finish as the runner-up for the College Football Playoff Championship as well as the Heisman Trophy. Now that Murray, the 2018 Heisman Trophy winner, is off to the NFL, Tagovailoa's (+250) biggest competition for the most prestigious individual accomplishment in college football is Trevor Lawrence (+250), the sophomore quarterback who led Clemson to a championship over Tagovailoa and the Alabama Crimson Tide. 


Considering the odds the second-tier of Heisman favorites have, it's clear oddsmakers are confident one of these two star quarterbacks will come out on top. After Lawrence and Tagovailoa, the next best odds to win are Jalen Hurts (+1100), D'Andre Swift (+1400), Jonathon Taylor (+1400), Jake Fromm (+1600) and Justin Fields (+1600)  on FanDuel Sportsbook.

Tua lit up the stat sheet in 2018, throwing for 3,966 yards and 43 touchdowns to just 6 interceptions. While Tua attracted the majority of the media attention, Lawrence quietly had an unbelievable freshman campaign, completing 65.2 percent of his passes for 3,280 yards and 30 touchdowns to 4 interceptions. 


Given Lawrence's steady progression throughout the season as the coaches began to open the playbook, he should take a  step forward this season as a sophomore. 


It will be interesting to see how Tua bounces back in 2019, considering he regressed a bit late last season, although that could have been due to one of his many nagging injuries.


Either way, it should be an exciting 2019 Heisman Trophy Race - even if we have a good idea of who the two finalists will be already.


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