For much of the season, the contenders for the Heisman Trophy have been LSU’s Joe Burrow, Oklahoma’s Jalen Hurts, Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa, Ohio State’s Justin Fields and Wisconsin’s Jonathan Taylor.

But in a conversation on “The Paul Finebaum Show,” ESPN analyst Jesse Palmer said he’s made his pick, and it’s Burrow.

“If it’s up to me, I would give him the Heisman Trophy now if the season ended today,” Palmer said. “Not just because of the statistics, but because he has a Heisman moment on the road at Texas, third and 17 or 19, late in that game, working to his left, on a virtually impossible pass that he hits (Justin) Jefferson for the score. He’s done nothing wrong.”

This could be the first of many honors and accolades for Burrow.

“His NFL Draft stock has gone shooting through the roof,” Palmer said. “He deserves all the accolades that will come his way, and he deserves all the credit he’s getting. LSU to me is the No. 1 team in the country and the biggest reason why is No. 9.”

Burrow is No. 2 in the country in passing  at 354 yards per game, with 29 touchdowns and 3 interceptions. He’s completed 79 percent of his passes for 2,484 yards.