With only two weeks left in the regular season, there are only a handful of legitimate candidates left in the running for the Heisman Trophy. Since Tua Tagovailoa’s year is now over, ESPN has a new player on its ballot.
As of right now, the odds-on favorite to win the Heisman is Joe Burrow. He’s been great for LSU this season in large part because of its new-look offense.
Another quarterback that is firmly in the mix to win the Heisman Trophy is Jalen Hurts. However, the Oklahoma signal-caller needs to play well to prevent Justin Fields from leapfrogging him in the rankings.
Out of all the top candidates that ESPN listed, the only non-quarterback is Chuba Hubbard. The Oklahoma State running back already has 1,726 rushing yards and 20 touchdowns this season.
Here are ESPN’s top five candidates:
- Joe Burrow, LSU QB
- Jalen Hurts, Oklahoma QB
- Justin Fields, Ohio State QB
- Chuba Hubbard, Oklahoma State RB
- Chase Young, Ohio State DE
Chase Young’s stock fell due to his two-game suspension from the NCAA. He’ll have two opportunities to shine on the national stage though, as Ohio State faces Penn State and Michigan in back-to-back games.
Who do you think will win the Heisman Trophy this year?