Justin Fields hasn't practiced with Ohio State since his transfer and hasn't even received eligibility for the 2019 season yet, but he still has strong odds to win the Heisman Trophy.
Fields opens with 12/1 odds to win the Heisman, tied for the fourth-best odds in college football, behind only Jalen Hurts with 9/1 odds, Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa with 4/1 odds, and Clemson's Trevor Lawrence with 3/1 odds, all according to BetOnline.ag.
The odds are comparable on Bovada.lv, which give Fields the third-best odds at 10/1, tied with Fromm, and behind Tagovailoa's 4/1 odds and Lawrence's 2/1.
Fields has the same odds as Clemson running back Travis Etienne, Georgia running back D'Andre Swift, Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor and his former Georgia quarterback counterpart Jake Fromm.
For comparison's sake, two of the three Heisman Trophy finalists this season were not on the initial Heisman Trophy odds board last season – Dwayne Haskins and Kyler Murray. Tagovailoa opened with 7/1 odds.