Jared Goff is currently sitting at 50:1 odds to win the Heisman this year. That puts him behind thirteen other quarterbacks and eleven running backs; four of whom are Pac-12 foes.
Cody Kessler has the highest odds (12:1) out of any Pac-12 player. That sits him comfortably in 6th with the leader being Trevone Boykin (TCU QB) with 6:1 odds. Kessler does possess the skill set to win if he was to have a breakout year, but I believe that Goff has a better all around game.
I find it interesting that all three Ohio State quarterbacks have better than 25:1 odds to win. J.T Barrett being the lowest at 25:1, Cardale Jones coming in next at 20:1, and Braxton Miller leading at 10:1.
Jared Goff has the same odds as Notre Dame quarterback Malik Zaire who has only made one career start. I'm curious to see if he's given those odds because either someone sees something in him that I don't, or it's just because he is the Notre Dame quarterback.
The other Pac 12 players ahead of Goff are Paul Perkins (RB UCLA) at 20:1, Royce Freeman (RB Oregon) at 33:1, and DJ Foster (RB ASU) at 40:1. No other Pac-12 quarterbacks besides Kessler and Goff are mentioned on the list.
I strongly believe that Jared Goff is the best quarterback in the country and people know that. However, he won't be able to win unless Cal can win at least 10 games or so. Heisman winners are always on winning teams. Out of the Last 16 Heisman winners, 15 of them were on teams that were ranked inside the top ten. The only outlier was Robert Griffin III, who was on the 12th ranked team.
Thinking of Goff's future losing might not be the worst thing, as only four Heisman winning quarterbacks have winning records in the NFL. Also considering the fact that since 1987 Tim Tebow is the only Heisman winning quarterback to win a playoff game.
50:1 odds aren't impossible... After all, he did throw for 4,000 yards and 35 touchdowns in just his sophomore campaign (rewatch and relive by clicking here).
Hypothetically, if Cal was able to win ten games, do you think Goff would be a frontrunner? Are these odds to high, to low, or just right?