Clemson football no longer has a Heisman favorite
It didn’t take long for the Clemson football program to begin to be overlooked for the Heisman Trophy Award, as it normally does every single season.
Clemson football QB Trevor Lawrence was considered the single-favorite for the award earlier during the preseason, but things have changed rapidly over the course of the last few weeks and that has led to a fall in Lawrence’s standing.
Now, I know what you may be thinking: It’s clearly Justin Fields who has overtaken Lawrence as the top spot on the Heisman leaderboard. Well, that’s actually not the case.
Both Lawrence and Fields are tied for second at +600 odds, but there’s another emerging contender who has now risen to that top spot.
According to OddsShark, the latest Heisman Trophy show D’Eriq King as the favorite to win the award at +500 odds.
We may never see a Clemson football player win the award, but Lawrence has a chance to cement his legacy and to garner voter attention
The truth of the matter is that we may never see a Clemson football player win the Heisman, at least not with Dabo Swinney as the coach, simply because the Tigers don’t load stat lines and they do focus on building towards the future.
You can also combine that with the fact that they don’t play a lot of close games.
Still, Trevor Lawrence has a major Heisman opportunity coming up next week when the Tigers take on D’Eriq King and Miami. Lawrence can put to bed the notion that King should be ahead of him- which we all know is nonsense- with a win and a huge night.
There’s no doubt, in my mind, that King is a great player. But he’s not on the same level as Trevor Lawrence and the Clemson football QB will have a chance to prove that in a little more than a week in Death Valley.
After Lawrence and Fields, UNC QB Sam Howell and Florida QB Kyle Trask are tied for fourth at +700 odds with Mississippi State QB KJ Costello listed behind them at +800 odds and Alabama RB Najee Harris at +2000 odds. Oklahoma QB Spencer Rattler and Clemson RB Travis Etienne are tied at +2200 odds.