Jake Fromm deserves to be part of Heisman conversation
Georgia football fans can follow along each week as UGA quarterback Jake Fromm and Bulldogs running back D’Andre Swift attempt to keep pace with the Heisman Hierarchy and look to punch their ticket to become Heisman finalists in New York City later this season. Check out the Heisman Hierarchy for weekly ratings for the players making their push for the Heisman Trophy. On this week’s edition of the Heisman Hierarchy, DawgNation addresses the current state of Fromm and Swift’s Heisman campaigns after a 43-14 win vs. Tennessee.
Heisman Hierarchy Rankings for Week 6
1 — Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa
Tagovailoa is praised for more than just his playing abilities. He’s complimented for his sportsmanship as well — a trait he apparently picked up from his father, who reportedly reached out to Auburn quarterback Bo Nix after Nix struggled against Florida Saturday. No word on if Nix and Tagovailoa will connect, but if they do — based on Nix’s recent habits — assume the call will probably be intercepted by someone.
2 — Oklahoma QB Jalen Hurts
Hurts is preparing for the Red River Shootou… err… I mean “showdown” vs. Texas this Saturday. It’s a big rivalry, but Hurts says he isn’t worried about the magnitude of the game because he’s played in Iron Bowls before. Of course, Hurts lost his last Iron Bowl start vs. Auburn in 2017, so if he isn’t at least a little worried, maybe Oklahoma fans should be.
3 — LSU QB Joe Burrow
LSU did something Saturday it had never done before. It scored 30 or more points for the eighth-straight game. Burrow has been the biggest reason for that success. However, the Tigers will have a tougher time of accomplishing that feat again this Saturday when they welcome Florida — and its defensive coordinator Todd Grantham — to Death Valley. Yet if Burrow can somehow figure a way to exploit “Third and Grantham,” it might not be long before people are saying he could be “first for Heisman.”
4 — Ohio State QB Justin Fields
No one can ever know for sure if Fields could’ve won a Heisman had he stayed at Georgia, but we can say with certainty there’s at least one thing Fields did at Ohio State that he’d probably never do with the Bulldogs: Fields and the Buckeyes beat Michigan State Saturday night while wearing black jerseys.
5 — UGA QB Jake Fromm
Fromm was nearly perfect Saturday at Tennessee. However, his Heisman odds have taken quite a dip since the season began. He’s now 100-1 to win the award according to one major book maker. This seems shortsighted. Fromm is arguably the best player on what might be the nation’s best team. That’s typically a pretty good recipe for a Heisman campaign. Las Vegas hasn’t been this wrong since it decided to make Siegfried and Roy famous.
For more info on the Heisman Hierarchy, check out DawgNation Daily each Monday for a special look at how Fromm and UGA running back D’Andre Swift compare to the weekend’s top performers.