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Tim Tebow Names His Frontrunner For The Heisman Trophy

A closeup of Tim Tebow.

SANTA CLARA, CA - JANUARY 07: Former NFL quaterback Tim Tebow looks on during warm ups prior to the CFP National Championship between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers presented by AT&T at Levi's Stadium on January 7, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

We're now eight weeks into the 2019 college football season. Who's leading the Heisman Trophy race two months into the year?

According to ESPN college football analyst Tim Tebow, it's a quarterback out of the SEC. It's not Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa, though.

LSU quarterback Joe Burrow would get Tebow's vote after eight weeks.

"I’d have to preface it by saying that (LSU fifth-year senior quarterback) Joe Burrow has played some of his biggest games," Tebow told USA Today. "Tua hasn’t had to play his biggest games. He hasn’t had to play LSU, hasn’t played Auburn.

"But Joe Burrow went to Texas and had arguably the best game of any quarterback this year, at Texas, and he did it against the Gators again last weekend.

"If I had to vote now, he’s probably the guy that I would put in there as the winner right now. (But) I think that will change by the time the second week of December gets here, because there’s so much to be played."

Burrow, a senior, has thrown for 2,484 yards, 29 touchdowns and three interceptions through eight weeks.

LSU has some big tests coming up, with a home game against Auburn and a road trip to Alabama. If Burrow can come through big in those games, the Heisman Trophy could be his.