He's the front-runner to begin with.
The Heisman Trophy will be awarded Saturday night to one of three finalists: Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield, Stanford's Bryce Love, or last year's winner, Lamar Jackson.
If recent history has taught us anything, it's that the awards leading up to the Heisman can tell us a lot about the impending Heisman presentation.
Take last season for example.
Lamar Jackson won both the Maxwell Award and the Walter Camp Award, given to the nation's best player. The Louisville star then went on to win the Heisman after a tremendous 2016 campaign.
On Thursday night, Baker Mayfield took home the Maxwell Award, and won the Walter Camp award earlier in the week. He's already the Heisman favorite, but if recent history provides any context clues for the future we might as well give the Oklahoma quarterback the trophy right now.
The Heisman Trophy Award presentation is slated for ESPN at 8 p.m. ET Saturday night.