Johnny Manziel has ninth-best odds to win the Heisman Trophy

What are the odds of Johnny Manziel winning a 2nd consecutive Heisman?

8/20/13 in NCAAF   |   Pat   |   5234 respect

Last year, Johnny Manziel became the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy. This year, his chances are a little dim, thanks to potential NCAA eligibility issues surrounding him.

If the NCAA does indeed rule that he took money for autograph signings and suspends him for a few games (or possibly more), his chances of repeating as Heisman winner are pretty much zero. There are too many excellent players in the country to convince voters that a guy should win a 2nd trophy in a row if he missed time.

Apr 13, 2013; College Station, TX, USA; Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) during the 2013 Texas A&M spring game at Kyle Field. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY SportsVia Dr. Saturday, Bovada came out with Heisman odds for the 2013 season, and Manziel is pretty far down the list, with 15/1 odds.

Here are some of the favorites:
Ohio State QB Braxton Miller 9/2
South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney 6/1
Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater, 9/1
Alabama QB AJ McCarron, 10/1
Oregon QB Marcus Mariota, 12/1
Georgia QB Aaron Murray, 14/1
Alabama RB TJ Yeldon 14/1
Clemson QB Tajh Boyd 14/1
Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel 15/1
Oregon DB De'Anthony Thomas 16/1
Miami RB Duke Johnson 16/1

Theoretically, if gambling is legal where you live, would you put down a few dollars on Manziel to repeat? Personally, I think Bridgewater or Clowney will end up winning, but of course McCarron or could have a great season for a potential championship team, and that could be the difference maker.

Who do you think will win the Heisman in 2013?
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8/21/13   |   orangemen90   |   5785 respect

will he play in the first game!!!

8/20/13   |   Dan_B   |   1067 respect

Kevin Hogan??? (half kidding)