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Two Michigan football players in top 15 Heisman odds for 2023

Two Wolverines are in the top 15 most-likely candidates to win the 2023 Heisman Trophy.



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As we head into the 2023 Michigan football season, we are all expecting big things from the Jim Harbaugh-led Wolverines. That being said, aside from team expectations, Michigan also has some individual achievements up for grabs, namely, the Heisman Trophy.

After JJ McCarthy and Blake Corum had head-turning performances a season ago, both players are listed in the top 15 most likely to win the 2023 Heisman Trophy, according to Draft Kings. Along with McCarthy and Corum is rising junior Donovan Edwards, who is listed just outside of Draft Kings’ top 30.

Corum and McCarthy have the best odds of any Michigan football player

Heading into the 2023 season, McCarthy and Corum have high expectations. Last season, the two Wolverine standouts led Michigan football to an incredible 13-1 season — including a 41-17 victory over Penn State, a 29-7 victory over Michigan State, a 45-23 victory over Ohio State, and a second-consecutive Big Ten title game win.

Now, both will return with a seemingly improved offense and coaching staff. Along with these two will be head coach Jim Harbaugh, who announced that he would remain in Ann Arbor this fall to coach Michigan football in pursuit of a National title.

Odds for McCarthy, Corum, and Edwards

JJ McCarthy and Blake Corum are the only two Wolverines listed in the top 15 Heisman odds. McCarthy is one spot ahead of Corum and has 25/1 odds of winning the trophy. Corum is the highest-ranked non-quarterback and has 30/1 odds of winning the Heisman this fall.

Donovan Edwards sits a significant distance behind Corum and McCarthy with 80/1 odds of winning the Heisman Trophy.

Regardless of who wins — whether they play in Ann Arbor or not — the Wolverines have their eyes fixed on bigger and better things this season. Michigan football could win a third-straight Big Ten title, beat Ohio State again, and even win a National Championship if it can put the pieces together once again and build off of the momentum of its past two seasons.

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CJ has covered college athletics in paid roles for around five years, including numerous sports and beats. His most recent work revolves largely around Penn State and Michigan football and basketball. Right now, CJ is the publisher of Blue by Ninety, where he also serves as the site's credentialed football reporter. Previously, CJ has made stops with Fansided, The Michigan Daily, and more.