The newly minted Buckeyes quarterback was given 12/1 odds to take home the Heisman Trophy in 2019, the same odds as his former teammate and fellow quarterback Jake Fromm. He trails Alabama quarterbacks Jalen Hurts and Tua Tagovailoa, as well as favorite Trevor Lawrence.
Odds to Win 2019 #HeismanTrophy via @betonline_ag— SportsLine (@SportsLine) January 15, 2019
Trevor Lawrence 3/1
Tua Tagovailoa 4/1
Jalen Hurts 9/1
Travis Etienne 12/1
Justin Fields 12/1
Jake Fromm 12/1
D'Andre Swift 12/1
Jonathan Taylor 12/1
Ian Book 16/1
Sam Ehlinger 16/1
Justin Herbert 16/1 pic.twitter.com/f7vynVWipz
Fields is expected to start immediately and push former 5-star recruit Tate Martell out of Columbus.
If anything, 12/1 might be too low for Fields, especially given the situation he'd be entering at Ohio State.
50 + yards easy for Justin Fields , UGA wideout drooped a straight dime pic.twitter.com/wtB2OJLOfE— Richard (@RichardLopez67) January 8, 2019
Even with Dwayne Haskins, KJ Hill, Parris Campbell and Mike Weber all leaving for the NFL, Ohio State is expected to reload with Fields at the center of it all.