Who are the leaders in the race for the 2019 Heisman Trophy? Here are five candidates who aren’t in the race, but should be.
Top Heisman Contenders After Week 6 Are …
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We know who the five real contenders are.
Jalen Hurts, Tua Tagovailoa, Jonathan Taylor, Justin Fields, and Joe Burrow. It will take something otherworldly for anyone outside of those five to win it. However, plenty of other stars are having massive seasons and at least will get a few votes across the board.
After the first five top Heisman candidates, here are the next five who are most likely to round out the final list. These five would make for a great Heisman race in just about any other year.
5. QB Sam Ehlinger, Texas
He’s only No. 5 on this list because he’s out of the chase entirely if he doesn’t have a good game this week against Oklahoma. However, if he goes off and pulls off the upset, all of a sudden, he comes off of this list and goes on to the big one for next week.
His one big problem is that he was amazing in his one huge national moment, and the team lost. Against LSU, he threw for 401 yards and four scores without a pick, ran for 60 yards and a score, and America came away from the game talking about Joe Burrow.
He’s got the prerequisite numbers, hitting 69% of his passes for 1,448 yards and 17 touchdowns with just two picks, to go along with 236 rushing yards and three touchdowns. For a team that’s struggling to find itself defensively, he’s carrying this thing on his back way too much.
And again, now he has his shot. Outduel Jalen Hurts in Dallas this week, and it’s Game On both for the Longhorn College Football Playoff chances and in the Heisman race.