After his incredible performance in 2011, Robert Griffin III was awarded the Heisman Trophy, college football’s most coveted individual honor, and therefore he is well aware of what it takes to earn the award.
This lends him some legitimacy when it comes to evaluating the current candidates for the Heisman Trophy.
According to the odds that are now being offered, Bo Nix, the quarterback for Oregon, is the “heavy favorite” to win the Heisman Trophy this year.
The quarterback for the Ducks has had a phenomenal season, as he has thrown for 3,135 yards and has combined with his teammates to score a total of 34 touchdowns.
However, Nix is not currently in first place on Griffin’s Heisman scoreboard. This guy is Michael Penix Jr. of Washington, who led his team to victory against Nix and the Ducks in their head-to-head encounter a month ago.
With 3,533 yards via the air and 30 touchdowns in total, Penix has been a major contributor to Washington’s undefeated record (10-0).
Griffin also believes that LSU’s Jayden Daniels, Ohio State’s Marvin Harrison Jr., and Florida State’s Jordan Travis might be in the running for the award.
- Washington QB Michael Penix Jr.
- Oregon QB Bo Nix
- LSU QB Jayden Daniels
- Ohio State WR Marvin Harrison Jr.
- Florida State QB Jordan Travis
The fight for the Heisman Trophy will come down to these final few weeks of the college football season.
If both Oregon and Washington are victorious in their remaining games, the Pac-12 championship game will be a rematch between the two Northwest rivals.
The winner of the Heisman Trophy might be Michael Penix Jr., Bo Nix, or someone else entirely, depending on how the game turns out.