The Heisman Trophy picture has updated following the second full weekend of the 2019 college football season.
A new quarterback appears to have entered the race. LSU quarterback Joe Burrow had a dominant performance at Texas on Saturday night. Burrow and the 2-0 Tigers are looking like serious College Football Playoff contenders. The former Ohio State QB should be a Heisman frontrunner, too.
Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts, meanwhile, continues to put up dominant stats leading the Sooners. Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence looked good in the Tigers’ big win over Texas A&M, too.
College football analyst Barrett Sallee has released a new Heisman Trophy top five following Week 2.
The college football writer for CBS Sports has Burrow leading the race:
My Heisman top five right now:
1. Joe Burrow
2. Jalen Hurts
3. Tua Tagovailoa
4. Justin Fields
5. Trevor Lawrence
Outside looking in: Jonathan Taylor, Jake Fromm
— Barrett Sallee (@BarrettSallee) September 8, 2019
It’s tough to argue with that top five right now. No one has a better win than LSU and no one has a better individual performance on a big stage than Burrow in that contest.
There’s a long way to go, though.
The Heisman Trophy picture should change a lot between now and December.