Despite acknowledging that he wasn’t 100% and couldn’t practice in full throughout the week, Daniels came to play against the Gators. To say the least. I mean…are these stats any good? Just wanted to ask.
🏈1st player in FBS history with 350 pass yards & 200 rush yards in a game 🏈Most yards of total offense in SEC history 🏈Most rush yards by a QB in a single game in LSU history pic.twitter.com/BxP9cx7x8E
The Heisman Trophy should go to the best player in the country. Period. Amid a sea of quality quarterbacks in the running for college football’s most prestigious award, Daniels has distinguished himself as the best and most consistent, high-end productive performer.
Here's some of Jayden Daniels' individual performances this season, by total yards and TDs.
We shouldn’t penalize Daniels’ Heisman candidacy based on LSU’s inability to play a lick of defense when it really matters. Sure, the Tigers have lost thrice this season. That fact has little to do with Jayden Daniels. He hung 49 on Ole Miss in one losing effort. LSU had 28 points under Daniels’ leadership against Alabama before he got knocked out of that eventual loss.
The only other defeat on Daniels’ resume was in the season opener against Florida State, who’s projected to be in the College Football Playoff as of now. Come on. Really? What are we doing here if Daniels is the fourth favorite to claim the Heisman hardware?
Especially when there’s precedent for someone with lesser team success taking the trophy.
Robert Griffin III won the Heisman in 2011. Baylor went 10-3.
Lamar Jackson won the Heisman in 2016. Louisville went 9-4
Caleb Williams won the Heisman in 2022. USC went 11-3.
Throw out the records. Jayden Daniels is the best college football player in the country. Period. https://t.co/21gO86VGBq