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Who will win the Heisman Trophy?

Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Baker Mayfield is the leader in the clubhouse, but will face vote competition from reigning winner Jackson.


Kahron Spearman


Heisman finalists were announced, with Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Baker Mayfield widely being seen as the clear favorite coming into the ceremony.

He's already a two-time Heisman Trophy finalist, and leads the nation in passer efficiency rating (203.76) while throwing for 4,340 yards and 41 touchdowns. However, it remains to be seen if Mayfield's on and off-field behavior will adversely affect his votes. The fact that Oklahoma made the College Football Playoff will only advance his cause. He would be the sixth winner from Oklahoma.

Dynamic quarterback Lamar Jackson, the reigning winner, has arguably been even better in his junior campaign at Louisville. He's thrown for 3,489 yards with a 25-6 TD to INT ratio. If that wasn't enough, he also ran for 1,443 yards and 17 scores. He's vying to become the second two-time winner of the award, after Ohio State back Archie Griffin.

I'm honored to be chosen as a finalist with these two outstanding players. They both had great seasons and deserve this tremendous honor. I want to thank all my teammates and coaches for achieving this honor together.

Likely finishing a distant third, but not to be overlooked, Bryce Love rounds out the field, putting up 1,973 rushing yards and 17 scores for the Stanford Cardinal.

It would be difficult to see Mayfield not holding up the trophy, however, strange things have happened in voting.

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