Posted August 19, 2013

Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel drops to 15:1 in updated Bovada Heisman odds

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Bovada gives Johnny Manziel 15:1 odds to win the Heisman, ninth among 2013 players. (Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

By Zac Ellis

Online sports book Bovada updated its Heisman Trophy odds for the 2013 season on Monday, and the main takeaway was clear: Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel’s odds to repeat dropped to 15:1, the ninth-highest player on the list.

Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller is the new leader with 9:2 odds, while South Carolina’s Jadeveon Clowney (6:1) and Louisville’s Teddy Bridgewater (9:1) checked in second and third, respectively. Manziel, who was listed as a 4:1 favorite in February, also has lower odds than AJ McCarron, Marcus Mariota, Aaron Murray, T.J. Yeldon and Tajh Boyd.

The NCAA is investigating allegations that Manziel received money in exchange for autographs on several occasions. Kevin Bradley, the sports book manager at Bovada, told CBSSports.com earlier this month that the NCAA’s ongoing inquiry into Manziel would likely force Bovada to decrease the player’s Heisman odds.

The complete list of odds, according to Bovada:

• Braxton Miller, QB, Ohio State: 9/2
• Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina: 6/1
• Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville: 9/1
• AJ McCarron, QB, Alabama: 10/1
• Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon: 12/1
• Aaron Murray, QB, Georgia: 14/1
• T.J. Yeldon, RB, Alabama: 14/1
• Tajh Boyd, QB, Clemson: 14/1
• Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M: 15/1
• De’Anthony Thomas, RB, Oregon: 16/1
• Duke Johnson, RB, Miami: 16/1
• Marqise Lee, WR, USC: 22/1
• Devin Gardner, QB, Michigan: 25/1
• Taylor Martinez, QB, Nebraska: 25/1
• Kevin Hogan, QB, Stanford: 25/1
• Lache Seastrunk, RB, Baylor: 30/1
• Ameer Abdullah, RB, Nebraska: 33/1
• Stephen Morris, QB, Miami: 33/1
• Jordan Lynch, QB, Northern Illinois: 33/1
• Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State: 35/1
• Blake Bell, QB, Oklahoma: 50/1
• Brett Hundley, QB, UCLA: 50/1
• Jeff Driskel, QB, Florida: 50/1
• Ka’Deem Carey, RB, Arizona: 50/1
• Stefon Diggs, WR, Maryland: 50/1
• Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia: 50/1
• Kain Colter, QB, Northwestern: 50/1
• Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson: 50/1

10 comments
Blinker
Blinker

Blake Bell, QB, Oklahoma: 50/1

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha........  I can't quit laughing!!!!!   Hahahahahahahahahahaha

He should not even be on the list...  the man has done NOTHING and might not even be the starting QB because of a red shirt freshman taking his job.   Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

tangerinewarrior
tangerinewarrior

I think 15/1 is a bet generous, considering all the drama following him. I personally don't think he'll make it through a complete season (which is a shame, considering how good he is/was). 

 Schools need to start watching out for their players more.

drax
drax

Want to compare this to the odds Manziel had last August?

Larry C1
Larry C1

Who knows fame and fortune may have ruined him, if he has read his own press clippings and if he is suspended for his careless attitude I guess it will not matter.

Rickapolis
Rickapolis

What are the odds he gets suspended?

BeauBradshaw
BeauBradshaw

@drax Want to compare this years drama and off-field issues surrounding Manziel to what he had last August?