With just a handful of weeks left in the college football regular season, Heisman Trophy candidates are making their case for the award. Two quarterbacks in the SEC — Alabama’s
Over the course of the next month, including the SEC Championship Game, a lot of eyes will be on Jones and Trask as they try to persuade voters in their direction. Both quarterbacks have been brilliant this fall, but only one of them could join the fraternity of Heisman Trophy winners. One the latest edition of ESPN’s ‘College Football Playoff Top 25 Show,’ the panel of experts debated which of the two SEC signal callers has the better shot at the award.
Former Florida quarterback Jesse Palmer gave a slight edge to Jones, who he believes is in a better situation the rest of the way. While Trask has to carry the load for the Gators’ offense, Jones doesn’t have that same burden on a weekly basis.
“If I was forced at it, I would say
Kirk Herbstreit agreed with Palmer, but he didn’t want to take anything away from Trask. The Florida quarterback just threw six touchdown passes in a win over Arkansas, but like Palmer, Herbstreit thinks Jones has the better roster around him.
“Trask, right now, is on fire, but
Of course, all this talk could be settled on the field. Right now, Alabama and Florida are set to meet one another in the SEC Championship Game. If that holds, Jones and Trask will be able to duel it out in Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.