Heisman hopefuls: Year of the QB

As we approach Week 5 of the college football season, it’s now time we start pinpointing the guys that will be sitting in the front row at the Heisman Trophy awards ceremony. As we take a look at this season, it appears once again that it’s the year of the QB.


Tua Tagovailoa


For starters, you have the big name guys like Tua Tagovailoa and Jalen Hurts leading the pack. Tua might be the most polished player of them all and figures to be the best at the next level, but that’s not what the award is all about. So much of it, obviously, is the gaudy stats that you put up throughout the year, but it’s also how much value you add to your team. Tua is probably the Tide’s most talented Quarterback they have ever had. His stats this year are amazing: 1,300 yards passing, 17-0 TD-INT, and a 77.7% completion. But let’s not deny the fact that Alabama’s receivers are world-class and could very legitimately both be first-round picks in Jerry Jeudy and Henry Ruggs III.