Is Lamar Jackson still a lock for the Heisman?


For almost the entirety of the college football season Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson looked like a lock for the Heisman Trophy. He has put up video game like numbers, and has led Cardinals to a 9-3 record. He has totaled 51 touchdowns in 12 games, in which of 21 are rushing touchdowns. Many compare him to a young Mike Vick, who went on to have a very good NFL career. Lamar has a cannon of an arm, and the speed of a cheetah. As good as he is, Lamar has struggled as of late. This includes get obliterated by Houston, which ultimately eliminated their chances of making it to the National Championship. Following that game they played Kentucky, where yet again the Cardinals came up short in a 41-38 loss. Lamar put up nice yardage, but his turnovers where a big issue. He threw 3 interceptions, and fumbled once. These back to back losses have raised some concerns for the Heisman. If the trophy does in fact slip away from Lamar (which it probably won’t), it would most likely go into the hands of Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson. He has had a spectacular season, totaling 34 touchdowns, and leading Clemson to the ACC title game for the 2nd year in a row. All that being said Lamar, despite these past 2 losses, has had too good of a year for the trophy to not be in his hands.

Francesco Cava



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