Jesse Palmer arrived at Florida in 1997, just months after Gator great Danny Wuerffel won the Heisman Trophy. Toward the end of his UF career, Palmer split playing time with future Heisman-runner-up Rex Grossman. Despite his orange and blue roots, Palmer isn’t quite on the Kyle Trask train when it comes to the stiff-arm trophy.

The ESPN analyst shared on the College Football Podcast that, right now, No. 1 on his Heisman ballot belongs to Alabama quarterback Mac Jones.

“The play of Mac Jones this season has just been phenomenal,” Palmer said, per Robbie Weinstein of 247Sports. “I think we saw flashes of it late last season when he started four games after Tua got hurt. He’s totally taken the next step for me. He’d be No. 1 on my Heisman ballot at this point of the season. His accuracy and decision making has just been tremendous. He’s the biggest reason why Alabama seems to be the consensus No. 1 on everybody’s board.”

Last Saturday, the Heisman Trophy announced a voting deadline of Dec. 21 with finalists revealed Dec. 24 and the award ceremony taking place on Jan. 5, 2021.

Jones is on track to add an 11th game to his Heisman campaign as Alabama leads the SEC West with a 6-0 mark. On Saturday, the Crimson Tide take on Kentucky with scheduled games remaining against Auburn and Arkansas. Alabama-LSU was postponed. A date for that rivalry has not yet been announced.