This year’s Heisman Trophy Ceremony is fast approaching and now that the finalists have been named, there’s but one question left to answer: Who’s going to do the Heisman on dat ho?
Baker Mayfield, the frontrunner for this year’s trophy and the most polarizing player in college football since Johnny Football, Lamar Jackson, who’s flown under the radar while registering another incredible 2017 season on the heels of his Heisman-winning season last year, and Bryce Love, Stanford’s bell cow back who’s put up video game-like numbers this year, are all looking to take home the honor of being the best college football player.
Mayfield is a winner, leading his team to the Playoff and he’s been an absolute stud all year throwing for over 4,300 yards and 41 TDs to only 5 INTs.
More importantly, I have to call out that he ran for 69 yards against Kansas State (someone give this man the Heisman!).
Like I said, Lamar Jackson has had a sneaky good season this year. The Cardinals struggled early on in the year but have bounced back enough to finish the season 8-4.
He’s thrown for over 3,400 yards and ran for over 1,400 yards with 42 total TDs. He also threw 5 less interceptions this year than last. The Heisman Committee loves winners, so I have Lamar coming in 2nd, but we’ll see if the massive stats will be enough for the them to look past the rough start.
Love’s been bit by the injury bug the second half of the season but still managed to rack up over 1,900 rushing yards and 17 TDs. He’s been excellent filling the void left by Christian McCaffrey’s departure, but if I were a betting man, I’d say he’ll be coming in 3rd this year.