Michigan Football Rumors: Shea Patterson Given 7th-Best Odds To Win Heisman This Season

Ole Miss transfer Shea Patterson will take over as Michigan's starting quarterback this upcoming season, and expectations are sky for him.

The former five-star prospect projects to be the best quarterback the Wolverines have had under head coach Jim Harbaugh, and the preseason hype surrounding him has him as one of the favorites to win the Heisman trophy in 2018.

According to Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook, Patterson has been given 20:1 odds to win the Heisman this season, which his tied for the seventh-best odds.

Other players with 20:1 odds are Auburn quarterback Jarrett Stidhman, Clemson quarterback Kelly Bryant, Georgia running back D'Andre Swift, Ohio State running back J.K. Dobbins, Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray, Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley, Washington quarterback Jake Browning and West Virginia quarterback Will Grier.

All of those players are returning starters except for Murray and Swift, both of whom are former five-star recruits like Patterson.

Stanford running back Bryce Love, last year's Heisman runner-up, is listed as the favorite with 5-1 odds. Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor are tied for second with 10:1 odds while Arizona quarterback Khalil Tate, Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm, and Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert were given 14:1 odds.

Michigan has had three previous Heisman winners - Tom Harmon in 1940, Desmond Howard in 1991, and Charles Woodson in 1997 - in program history.

Patterson started the last few games of the 2016 season for Ole Miss and put up eye-popping numbers in the first seven games of this past season, throwing for 2,259 yards with 17 touchdowns and nine interceptions before suffering a season-ending knee injury.

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