Well, we are already a week into the college football season, which means it’s time to forecast which player will be striking the Heisman pose at the end of the year.
So let’s get to it.
Of the 12 previous Heisman winners, 11 have been quarterbacks, so if you think that college football’s most prestigious individual award is going to anyone other than a signal-caller, then you’re a fool.
Coincidentally, my 2013 Heisman pick may be the biggest fool in all of college football, but boy can this kid play!
So, who is it?
Only the most polarizing figure in all of college sports since Football Jesus, Timmy Tebow! It’s Johnny Football. Yeehaw!
Now, while there a lot of talented signal-callers in the collegiate ranks this year, I fully expect Johnny Manziel to make it rain both on and off the field all season long.
Coming off an unprecedented freshman campaign in which he totaled over 5,000 all-purpose yards and 47 TDs, you can bet the farm that Manziel will improve on those already gaudy numbers with a full season already under his belt.
Manziel will also have plenty of opportunities for those ‘signature games’ Heisman voters love, as he will match up against perennial powerhouses LSU, Arkansas, Ole Miss and of course, Alabama, in a rematch of last year’s Crimson bloodbath.
Despite all the off-field distractions that come with his prodigious talent, I fully anticipate Manziel’s play on the field to be the main attraction of this year’s college football season.
So, to the only other two-time Heisman winner, Archie Griffin, I say, “Watch out, old timer; you’ve got some company — and his name is Johnny Football.”