The college football season is winding down and that means it’s time to hand out the hardware. One of those pieces of hardware is the Heisman Trophy. This is one of the highest honors in college football. Last year’s winner, Joe Burrow of the LSU Tigers, was the first overall pick of the Cincinnati Bengals. This year will be quite different because of Covid-19. The college football season has had three different starting points. The first was the SEC, Big 12, and ACC. The second start was just the Big 10 and the last was the Pac 12. This year’s winner will definitely be special because of the circumstances. It will probably be an offensive player like it normally is. There have been players that have shined so far that could be the one that receives the trophy virtually on January 5th. This will be the first time that has occurred.
Here are my three picks to win the Heisman Trophy:
Kyle Trask Florida Gators
Kyle Trask proved last year that it was time to make a change at quarterback with Feleipe Franks. When Franks got hurt Trask filled in and never relinquished the job. Franks transferred to Arkansas. As of right now, Trask has three more touchdowns than he did all of last season. Last year he threw 12 he has 15 with three games left in the season. He has thrown at least four touchdowns in every game so far this season and twice has thrown six against SEC teams. One of those six touchdown games was just this past Saturday against the Arkansas Razorbacks where he went 23/29 for 356 yards. In the last two games, he has not had his top target in Kyle Pitts who has been out since his brutal hit taken by Georgia’s Bulldogs Lewis Cine. Trask is the favorite for the Heisman Trophy.
Zach Wilson BYU Cougars
Wilson is a long shot for the Heisman Trophy. He leads all of college football in passing yards with 2,512 yards through eight games. His next opponent is North Alabama where he can add to his total immensely. The Cougars only have two games left, one after North Alabama. At this point, he only has two interceptions and 22 touchdowns. This has been Wilson’s best season in his career at BYU. He is a very accurate passer with a completion rate of 79%. It will be hard, because of who the Cougars play, for him to be a favorite but he excels no matter what has happened.
Trevor Lawrence Clemson Tigers
Lawrence has been the premier college football quarterback for the last few years. The only thing that might derail his chance is the last two games he has missed because of the coronavirus. He has thrown for 1,833 yards, 17 touchdowns, and two interceptions in six games. Lawrence has the highest completion percentage of his career in 2020. He has been responsible for why the Clemson Tigers’ wide receiving corps has been so good this year which was better his first two years. He has the Florida State Seminoles this week watch just like Trask and Wilson also for him to have a big game. Lawrence can continue to pursue the Heisman Trophy and still has a shot at it.
These are my three picks for the Heisman Trophy. I know that many will disagree with the players that I picked. Here are my honorable mentions for the trophy. Justin Fields Ohio State, Mac Jones Alabama, and Ian Book Notre Dame. Any of these six gentlemen could win this trophy. Many will say why is there no picks from the Pac 12 that is mainly because of their late start to their season. Both Jones and Book have played more games than Fields. In Fields’s case, he has shined in the two games he has played. I will be excited when January 5th rolls around to see who wins.
My personal pick: Kyle Trask Florida Gators