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Skip Bayless Updates Heisman Trophy Pick - It's Not Tua Tagovailoa

A screenshot of Skip Bayless from his show Undisputed.

We're about a week and a half away from the Heisman Trophy being handed out in New York City. It is pretty much a foregone conclusion that Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa will win the award.

Tagovailoa has been brilliant in his first season as the starting quarterback for the Crimson Tide. He has thrown for 3,189 yards, while completing 70 percent of his passes and possessing a ridiculous 36:2 touchdown-to-interception ratio.

Additionally, his team is undefeated and has mopped up the competition this season. In fact, Tagovailoa's stats might have been hurt by the fact he's sat out much if not all of the fourth quarter in games.

However, if this were any other year, Oklahoma's Kyler Murray would have a compelling case at winning the award. Murray has had to overcome a porous defense, and has thrown for more yards and touchdowns than Tua while posting an identical completion percentage. He's also rushed for 853 yards and 11 touchdowns.

Earlier today, FS1's Skip Bayless endorsed Murray for the Heisman, saying he should be "the frontrunner" right now.

"He [Murray] has had a little better offensive year than Tua against a much higher degree of difficulty than Tua has had to deal with," Bayless said. "Because, let's face it, Tua has the No. 3 scoring defense in all of football to back him up. Tua has the running back [Damien Harris] who will be the highest running back picked in the NFL Draft. Tua has a track team of a deep receiving corps. Oklahoma has a couple of good ones, but not as deep as Bama's."

Skip is known for his hot takes, but this one isn't outlandish. Murray is a very worthy Heisman candidate and it could be argued that he's "more valuable" to his team than Tua.

We still expect Tua to take home the trophy, but wouldn't it be fun to see he and Murray go head-to-head in the College Football Playoff this year?