2020 Early Heisman Early Odds: No. 15. The 40/1 Candidates
QB Sean Clifford, Penn State
He’ll get his opportunities to shine in plenty of big games, but don’t even think about this – even at 40/1 – unless you’re a die-hard Nittany Lion fan looking to have some quirky fun.
QB Spencer Sanders, Oklahoma State
It’s an interesting though, but no. Sanders should be a statistical superstar, but the 2,000-yard running back behind him – Chuba Hubbard – will be the star of the Oklahoma State offensive show.
QB Kedon Slovis, USC
You have to get creative to imagine Clifford, Sanders or Trask winning the Heisman. There’s a path, though, for Slovis.
He still has to lock down the starting job – there will be a bit of a battle this offseason – but he crushed it in this offense late last season with four 400-yard games in a five-game stretch to close out the regular season. If he’s amazing and USC somehow pulls off the upset over Alabama to start the season, you’ll be dreaming of Slovis at 40/1.
QB Kyle Trask, Florida
This might be a better value pick than it seems. Someone out there will be dreaming of a Joe Burrow-like jump, and it’s not insane to think Florida could pull a 2019 LSU and take that one step up and be in the national title chase – but 40/1 is about right for a reason.