2017: Adrian Martinez talks about Nebraska football and coach Scott Frost
Oddsmakers believe he can, making the sophomore quarterback one of the favorites to win the 2019 Heisman Trophy.
Martinez and Oklahoma’s Jalen Hurts, Ohio State’s Justin Fields, is +600. What does that mean? It means a $100 bet would pay $600.
Favorite Tagovailoa is +250, followed by Lawrence at +300.
“It’s humbling,” Martinez told reporters Saturday in Lincoln. “It’s an award that you grow up knowing about. At the end of the day, that is not my primary focus. My primary focus is getting better each day and helping this team win more games. That’s what matters. Everything else will take care of itself.”
Last season, the Cornhuskers finished 4-8, but Martinez ranked 12th nationally in total offense (295.1 yards per game) and led all freshmen in that category, while ranking fourth among freshmen in passing yards per game.
Martinez recently told The Bee, “I evolved as a player and as a person” during the 2018 season, Nebraska’s first under coach Scott Frost.
Now, the sophomore is expecting more. “My overall game needs to improve,” he said. “Certain decisions I made in key situations, I would love to take back. That happened in a few different games, and having that experience has allowed me to get better and better. Getting to look back on it, I can’t promise I won’t make a mistake, but I try not to make the same mistake twice.”