ESPN: This Player Might Deserve The Heisman Over Tua Tagovailoa

first_imgalabama quarterback tua tagovailoa runs for a touchdown vs. lsuBATON ROUGE, LA – NOVEMBER 03: Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide runs for a third quarter touchdown while playing the LSU Tigers at Tiger Stadium on November 3, 2018 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Alabama won the game 29-0. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)We are about a month away from the presentation of the Heisman Trophy. There isn’t much drama surrounding the race this year.Barring a miraculous 11th-hour change, Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa is going to take home the prize. He’s been outstanding all year, putting up big numbers on the best team in the country.However, that doesn’t mean there aren’t others also enjoying big seasons. ESPN’s David Hale made the case today that another signal caller has a strong resume for the award.According to Hale, Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray is right there for college football’s highest honor.In Bedlam, Kyler Murray made his case. He completed 21 of 29 throws. He averaged 12 yards a pass. He topped 400 yards of offense for the fourth time this season (and twice more, he has topped 395). Murray has done all this in the long shadow of last year’s Heisman winner, on an offense that lost its star tailback in Week 2, with a defense that has already required a change at coordinator and looks about as enthusiastic to slow down traffic as a TSA agent on his lunch break.We know Alabama would be elite with or without Tagovailoa. But take Murray off Oklahoma’s roster and the Sooners would be lucky to be a .500 team.Murray is an electrifying player. We’re sad he won’t be around next fall as he turns his attention to playing professional baseball.When the Heisman finalists convene in New York City on December 8, Murray will be in attendance. He’ll likely garner the second-most votes.But even with Hale arguing his case, he isn’t beating out Tua.last_img read more