As the 2019 college football season comes to a close, the race for the Heisman Trophy is heating up. The Heisman Trophy is awarded annually to the most outstanding player in college football, and this year’s finalists are Joe Burrow from LSU.
Justin Fields from Ohio State, Jalen Hurts from Oklahoma, and Chase Young from Ohio State. Each player has had an outstanding season, but there are arguments for and against each winning the Heisman Trophy.
Joe Burrow, LSU Quarterback Joe Burrow has had an outstanding season, leading his team to a 13-0 record and the top seed in the College Football Playoff. Burrow has thrown for 4,715 yards and 48 touchdowns, both of which lead the nation.
He has also completed over 77% of his passes and has only thrown 6 interceptions. Burrow has been the LSU offense’s heart and soul, leading the team to victories over highly-ranked opponents such as Alabama, Georgia, and Florida.
Burrow has been the best player in college football this season. He has put up ridiculous numbers and has led his team to an undefeated record and the top seed in the College Football Playoff. Burrow has been the catalyst for the LSU offense and has been able to make big plays in crucial situations. He has also been a great leader for his team and shown great poise and maturity on and off the field.
The only argument against Burrow winning the Heisman Trophy is that he plays on a loaded LSU team. While he has put up great numbers, some might argue that his success is due in part to the talented players around him.
Justin Fields, Ohio State Quarterback Justin Fields has had a phenomenal season in his first year as Ohio State’s starting quarterback. He has thrown for 2,953 yards and 40 touchdowns while also rushing for 471 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Fields has been outstanding in his first year as Ohio State’s starting quarterback. He has put up great numbers and has been able to make big plays in key moments. Fields has also been a great leader for the Ohio State offense and has helped lead the team to an undefeated record.
The main argument against Fields winning the Heisman Trophy is that he has had a lot of help from his talented teammates. Ohio State has had one of the best offensive lines in the country, and Fields has had a great group of receivers to throw to.
Jalen Hurts, Oklahoma Quarterback Jalen Hurts transferred to Oklahoma from Alabama this past offseason and has had a great season in his first year with the Sooners. He has thrown for 3,634 yards and 32 touchdowns while also rushing for 1,255 yards and 18 touchdowns.
Hurts has been a dual-threat quarterback and has been able to make plays with his arm and his legs. He has also led Oklahoma to an 11-1 record and the fourth seed in the College Football Playoff.
Why Jalen Hurts should win: Hurts has had an outstanding season in his first year with Oklahoma. He has put up great numbers and has been able to make big plays in crucial moments. Hurts has also been a great leader for the Oklahoma offense and has shown great poise and maturity.