ESPN's Heisman Watch has Lamar Jackson in the lead, but Deshaun Watson is closing the gap.
Lamar Jackson's stellar 2016 campaign was put on hold this week as Louisville had a bye. Deshaun Watson used the national stage this weekend to close the gap between himself and Jackson for the Heisman.
On Friday, Watson used a monster game against Boston College to snag a first place vote away from the Louisville QB. Each week, 10 ESPN college football writers—Andrea Adelson, Edward Aschoff, Brian Bennett, Rece Davis, Chris Low, Ivan Maisel, Ted Miller, Mark Schlabach, Mitch Sherman, and Jake Trotter—vote in the site’s ‘Heisman Watch.’
Jackson held all 10 of the panel's votes heading into this weekend. But a bye week for Louisville, and a big performance for Watson changed up the vote total. Jackson had a commanding lead after Week 5 of the college football season, but this race is far from over.
Here is the full ‘Heisman Watch’ list, along with the contenders’ Week 4 and season statistics. For the full voting breakdown, head to ESPN.