2020 Early Heisman Early Odds: Best Value Candidate No. 3
QB Sam Ehlinger, Texas 14/1
It’s a theme among the guys at or near the top of this list – is there one chance to come up with a signature moment that changes everything?
Joe Burrow didn’t win the 2019 Heisman by rocking Texas in Austin, but he certainly set the tone. Then, when he was fantastic in a win at Alabama, he all but locked it up.
At 14/1, you’re taking the big home run cut that Ehlinger can return the favor. If he can be great in a win at LSU on September 12th, he’s going to be a mortal lock to be a Heisman finalist as long as he’s able to keep leading Texas to wins.
If he’s able the star in a victory over Oklahoma, then the Heisman is his for the taking. If Texas wins the Big 12 title and goes to the College Football Playoff, it might be over.
If all of that happens, he’ll have the wins, the big performances, and he should have the stats.
Of course, there’s a reason he’s 14/1 – you’re banking on Texas really and truly being “back” – but this year, he’s a brand name college football star among a slew of relative unknowns.