Football season is way off, but there’s no basketball until Saturday. We gotta talk about something. Will Grier has the best odds of any Big 12 player in these way too early Heisman odds.
According to Bovada, Will Grier’s odds of winning the Heisman next season are at 12-1, which is tied for the fifth-best odds in the country. The early favorite is Bryce Love at 7-1.
— Ralph D. Russo (@ralphDrussoAP) January 23, 2018
There has already been several publications that have mentioned Will Grier as a potential 2018 Heisman candidate. After his 2017 season Grier has established himself as the best returning quarterback in the Big 12 and one of the best in the entire country. He threw for 3,490 yards and 34 touchdowns with 12 interceptions and completed 64.4% of his passes in 2017.
It is expected that Grier will lead one of the best offenses in the country. He has the 2017 national leader in receiving touchdowns back in David Sills. He was sidelined for two whole games last season and most of a third due to a finger injury that required surgery. He was just cleared to throw by doctors this week.
West Virginia QB Will Grier has been cleared to throw again, according to a source, having recovered from surgery in November to repair the broken middle metacarpal in his throwing hand. Grier missed West Virginia's final two games last season due to… https://t.co/5AJEKmpuBN
— Jake Trotter (@Jake_Trotter) January 23, 2018
Early on in the 2018 season Grier will get to perform in from of a national television broadcast. The Mountaineers travel to Charlotte, North Carolina for a neutral-site game against Tennessee.
Khalil Tate, a Rich Rodriguez recruit at Arizona, checks in at second place with 8-1 odds on the award. It will be interesting to see how Arizona’s new coach Ralph Sumlin uses Tate.
The person Bovada chose as the third most likely college football player to win the Heisman is very interesting. Tua Tagovailoa has vaulted himself almost to the top of the Heisman list based off of a single half of play in the national championship game. It’s hard to question this based on the way Alabama cranks out Heisman winners.
Mountaineer senior receiver David Sills has 45/1 odds to win the Heisman. He is the first and only wide receiver who made the list. The quarterback-turned-receiver established himself as one of the best receivers in the country by leading the nation in receiving touchdowns. The injury late in the season to Grier most likely cost Sills a couple more touchdowns at least.
Any Mountaineer fan would be happy to see more of this from Grier and Sills: