With the first six weeks of the college football season in the books, it’s time to look at this year’s Heisman Trophy Favorites. As you’d expect, the majority of the players in the race are quarterbacks.
It appears Jalen Hurts is the leader in the sweepstakes for the Heisman Trophy. He currently has 1,523 passing yards, 14 touchdowns and two interceptions in his first season at Oklahoma.
Hurts is most likely going to battle his former teammate for the prestigious award. Tua Tagovailoa is having another sensational season with Alabama, throwing for 1,718 passing yards and 23 touchdowns.
While the Heisman Trophy hasn’t been won by a non-quarterback since 2015, Jonathan Taylor is trying his best to snap that streak. The Wisconsin running back has 16 touchdowns through five games.
ESPN released its rankings for the Heisman Trophy in the following order:
- Jalen Hurts, Oklahoma QB
- Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama QB
- Joe Burrow, LSU QB
- Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin RB
- Justin Fields, Ohio State QB
- Sam Ehlinger, Texas QB
Joe Burrow is having a great season with LSU due to its revamped offense. As for Justin Fields, the dual-threat quarterback is shining in his first year as a starter.
The race for the Heisman Trophy should gain clarity once these teams battle each other.
Oklahoma and Texas are going to face off this weekend, meanwhile Alabama and LSU are scheduled to play each other in November.
Who do you believe should be the Heisman Trophy favorite?