Reggie Bush says 4 players have separated themselves from rest of the pack in Heisman race
Reggie Bush has narrowed his list of Heisman Trophy candidates to four players. And that short list has a lot of SEC flavor.
Of those four, all of whom are quarterbacks, there are two current SEC quarterbacks (LSU’s Joe Burrow and Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa) and two former SEC quarterbacks (Oklahoma’s Jalen Hurts and Ohio State’s Justin Fields), and none of them come as a surprise. All four are having remarkable seasons while leading a top college football program.
Bush ranked those four Heisman contenders, and he put Burrow at the top of the list. Burrow is followed by Hurts (who used to play at Alabama) at No. 2, Fields (who used to play at Georgia) at No. 3 and Tagovailoa at No. 4.
Burrow has passed for 3,198 yards and 33 touchdowns in nine games this season, which includes big wins over Texas, Florida, Auburn and Alabama. He’s led the Tigers to a 9-0 start, which has them ranked No. 1 in the College Football Playoff rankings.
“Joe Burrow continues to show up time and time again in the biggest games on the national stage when his team needs him most,” Bush said in a FOX Sports video. “He elevates the play of the guys around him, but he also has no fear, and you can see that play out on the football field. He doesn’t care what defense is in front of him, whether it’s Alabama, Auburn, Florida, he’s still going to put up numbers.”
Although Burrow is currently the Heisman frontrunner for Bush and many other analysts and experts, there is still time for Hurts, Fields and Tagovailoa to overtake the LSU quarterback and win the award. It should be an exciting race as these teams play important games down the stretch.