Prior to the season, Tagovailoa was the +150 front-runner but has seen his price come down through eight weeks of the season. The signal-caller suffered a right ankle injury in Alabama’s 35-13 victory over Tennessee in Week 8, but head coach Nick Saban said shortly after: “Hopefully in a couple of weeks, we’ll be able to have him back on the field.” The top-ranked Tide, who play No. 2 LSU on November 9, expect to have Tagovailoa back in the fold for the high-profile matchup.
Speaking of LSU, Burrow’s rise to prominence this season has been something to behold. Burrow wasn’t even available to wager on in Heisman odds before the season but has been instrumental in leading the Tigers to a perfect 7-0 SU record. Burrow has 29 touchdowns and 2,484 passing yards along with only three interceptions in 2019.
The 22-year-old’s decision to transfer to LSU from Ohio State in 2018 has made him into a household name among college football fans, and NFL teams are clearly viewing him as the No. 2 option at QB behind Tagovailoa. Burrow has outplayed both Fromm and Herbert, along with Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence, who’s widely projected to be the top pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. Despite Burrow’s hot play, it would be a surprise to see him go before Tagovailoa in the draft, but stranger things have happened in the NFL.