Unfortunately for Tate Martell, the situation he's found himself in with the Miami Hurricanes reads eerily similar to his tenure with Ohio State. However, it looks like the oddsmakers still have faith in the former four-star quarterback recruit's future in Coral Gables.
After reportedly losing Miami's starting QB job to Jarren Williams, which is the same job that Martell transferred from Ohio State to secure with the Canes, Martell's odds to win the 2019 Heisman Trophy still haven't budged from +5000, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
While Martell's +5000 odds to take home college football's most coveted award for individual achievement are far from those of Clemson's Trevor Lawrence (+200) or Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa (+350), we have to remember that he's now reportedly the backup QB at The U.
To add some perspective for Martell's latest Heisman standing, he currently shares the same odds with Notre Dame QB Ian Book, UCF QB Brandon Wimbush, Missouri QB Kelly Bryant and Washington QB Jacob Eason. Interestingly enough, three of those four QBs (Book remained with the Fighting Irish) are also transfers looking to make their first start for their new respective programs in 2019.
While Martell might not be making the start for the Canes against Florida in the 2019 season's Week 1 kickoff game, that dynamic could change at any point during the season. Perhaps, most notably encouraging for the Martell camp is that Jarren Williams' name is nowhere to be found in the latest Heisman odds on FanDuel Sportsbook either.
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