Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm (left) and ex-Bulldog Justin Fields.
Photo: ccompton@ajc.com/Curtis Compton
Photo: ccompton@ajc.com/Curtis Compton

Justin Fields receives same odds to win Heisman as Jake Fromm

Justin Fields faced some high expectations as a freshman at Georgia but the quarterback could be dealing with even loftier projections after transferring to Ohio State.

Fields has been given 12-to-1 odds to win the Heisman Trophy next season as a sophomore, according to online oddsmaker www.betonline.ag. 

Those are the same odds issued for Bulldogs quarterback Jake Fromm and for tailback D’Andre Swift.

Fields, who is from Harrison High School, left Georgia due to a lack of playing time behind Fromm and is asking the NCAA to grant his request for immediate eligibility with the Buckeyes.

Fromm finished fifth in the nation in passing efficiency last season. Swift gained a team-high 1,049 yards rushing in addition to 297 yards receiving. Fields had 328 yards passing and 266 yards rushing.

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence of Cartersville is the Heisman favorite, according to the web site,  with 3-to-1 odds, while Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa is 4-to-1.

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