The Heisman Trophy is likely going to an SEC quarterback this year. Whether it’s Alabama’s Mac Jones or Florida’s Kyle Trask is really the only question at this point in time. Although Trask entered the weekend as the favorite to win the coveted trophy, Jones is making his move. Florida and Alabama also happen to be two of the favorites to win the National Championship this year as well.
Trask had a “bad” game this weekend, by his standards at least. He threw for 433 yards, four touchdowns, and no interceptions, but it still wasn’t enough to hold off Jones. The Alabama quarterback went off against LSU in primetime on Saturday night. Jones aired it out for 385 yards and four scores.
Despite the fact that Trask threw for more yards and the same amount of touchdowns, Jones was more efficient, posting a 99.6 quarterback rating compared to Trask’s 88.6.
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All year long, Jones and Trask have gone back and forth, but we have yet to see these two quarterbacks go head-to-head. Thankfully, college football fans will have an opportunity to see these two play in the SEC Championship Game. With their wins over the weekend, Alabama and Florida clinched the SEC West and East, respectively.
Of course, it’s worth noting that Alabama has to play Arkansas and Florida has LSU on the schedule next week. Jones and Trask will have two more opportunities each to prove themselves to the Heisman voters. However, the SEC Championship is setting up to be the tipping point in this race.
Ohio State’s Justin Fields and Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence are still in striking distance at +2000 odds, but they would need to have monster finishes to the season to jump Jones and Trask.
Latetst Heisman Trophy Odds
|Mac Jones (QB, Alabama)||-135|
|Kyle Trask (QB, Florida)||+110|
|Justin Fields (QB, Ohio State)||+2000|
|Trevor Lawrence (QB, Clemson)||+2000|
|Devonta Smith (WR, Alabama)||+3000|
|Ian Book (QB, Notre Dame)||+6000|
|Breece Hall (RB, Iowa State)||+20000|
|D’Eriq King (QB, Miami)||+20000|
|Zach Wilson (QB, BYU)||+20000|
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