QB Jalen Hurts, Oklahoma
Why Jalen Hurts Should Win The Heisman: From a strictly MVP standpoint, is there anyone more valuable this year? Would Oklahoma be in the College Football Playoff without the former Alabama star under center?
So he wasn’t a jaw-dropping NFL passer at Alabama like Tua Tagovailoa was. As it turned out, he was more than fine throwing the ball, turning in one of the all-time more efficient seasons in college football history.
And he could run a little, too.
Think of it this way – he was next up after replacing two Heisman Trophy-winning No. 1 overall NFL Draft picks, and in many ways, he was even better, completing 72% of his passes for 3,634 yards and 32 touchdowns with seven picks while running for 1,255 yards and 18 touchdowns.
Why Jalen Hurts Shouldn’t Win The Heisman: There were a few too many turnovers late in the season, the seven interceptions overall were a bit much, and … there’s no real reason. He’s had one of the greatest seasons in college football history.
Signature Heisman Game: November 16 at Baylor. He lost a fumble going into the end zone and he threw a pick, but he took a beating and still led the Sooners to an epic comeback win. He completed 30-of-42 passes for 297 yards and four scores, and ran 27 times for 114 yards.
Prediction Of Where Jalen Hurts Will Finish: Second. All of the Ohio State guys will cancel each other out, and Hurts will end up second or third on every ballot.