On the same day that Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray edged out Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa for Heisman Trophy, one of the top sportsbooks revealed its favorites for next year’s award for college football’s most outstanding player.
UGA quarterback Jake Fromm was listed as the No. 3 candidate for the 2019 Heisman (+550), following Tagovailoa (+350) and Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (+500), per the popular sportsbook MyBookie on Saturday. Fromm’s teammate in the Bulldogs’ backfield, running back D’Andre Swift, was listed at No. 6 (+725).
This season, Fromm recovered from a poor performance against LSU to post 2,537 passing yards, along with 27 touchdown passes and only 5 interceptions. Fromm still has another game to pad his sophomore stats against Texas in the Sugar Bowl.
In the heartbreaking loss to Alabama in the SEC Championship, Fromm performed at a high level — completing 25 of 39 passes for 301 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions. Ironically, it was that same game that may have cost Tagovailoa the Heisman as the Alabama quarterback struggled against UGA’s defense and eventually left the game with an ankle injury.
Next season will be Fromm’s third year as the starting quarterback for UGA. Despite Fromm’s impressive resume and accomplishments, he will be pushed hard for playing time next season by backup quarterback Justin Fields, who was the nation’s No. 1 overall recruit in 2018 and shined in brief moments this season as a freshman.
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