The race for the 2019 Heisman Trophy is turning into a transfer quarterback affair.
According to David Purdum of ESPN, LSU quarterback Joe Burrow and Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts are the co-favorites at Caesars Sportsbook with 5-4 odds. Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields is behind them at 7-1.
Burrow transferred to LSU from Ohio State, Hurts transferred to Oklahoma from Alabama, and Fields transferred to Ohio State from Georgia.
Burrow's spot atop the odds leaderboard is all the more notable because of where he was to start the season. Purdum noted Caesars listed him as a 200-1 longshot, meaning those who were confident in the Tigers signal-caller during the summer could be looking at a massive payday.