Jordan Lynch is easily the best-kept secret in college football.
This five-tool quarterback has managed to put the Northern Illinois Huskies on the map, and if he was on the Ohio State Buckeyes‘ roster, then he would already be proclaimed as the greatest signal-caller in the history of college football. Instead, Lynch calls Dekalb, Ill. home, which means the Heisman Trophy is more than likely out of the senior quarterback’s reach. However, it’s unfair to totally dismiss Lynch out of the Heisman Trophy race just because he plays in the Mid-American Conference and here’s why.
First and foremost, Lynch joined former Big 10 hero Terrelle Pryor as only FBS players in last 10 seasons with four pass touchdowns, one rushing touchdown and one reception touchdown in one game. Naturally, Lynch’s historic afternoon has been downplayed considering the Huskies were facing the Eastern Michigan Eagles, but that shouldn’t be the focus.
At the end of the day, Lynch has the numbers to at least be a finalist for college football’s prestigious honor. Besides, Lynch placed seventh in voting last season, so it won’t be that much of a surprise if we see Lynch make his way into the top-four candidates and venture to New York City in just a few months.