Baker Mayfield: Oklahoma Sooners QB is a lock for the 2017 Heisman Award

Oklahoma Sooner football’s Baker Mayfield not only earned the Heisman finalist finalist, but he should capture the best award in college football. Mayfield led the Sooners to the College Football Playoff. This came after he faced strong opponents throughout the 2017 season.

The Sooners’ quarterback had a combined 18 touchdowns versus ranked teams such as Ohio State, Oklahoma State, TCU (twice) and West Virginia. Mayfield has 4,340 yards passing this season to go along with 71% passing.

Louisville’ Lamar Jackson had a sensational 2017 campaign, but he didn’t have a signature win unlike last year when Louisville whooped FSU 63-20. Stanford’s Bryce Love rushed for 17 touchdowns this year, but his impact on the game wasn’t as effective as one might think.

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Love had big games against USC (twice) and San Diego State. Yet, Stanford still lost to both opponents. He also cooled off after having an amazing start to the season. After October 14, Love missed the game versus Oregon State, only gained 69 yards versus Washington State and only had 2 touchdowns during the final three weeks of the season.

Mayfield should get the prestigious award known as the Heisman Trophy. Let’s recap! He played better opponents than Love and Jackson, he has better over stats and was more consistent than the other Heisman finalists.

The one legitimate knock on Mayfield is that he hasn’t always behaved correctly. He cursed at the Kansas sideline earlier this season and he also made an inappropriate gesture directed at the Jayhawks. The quarterback also planted a flag in the middle of Ohio State’s field when OU beat up the Buckeyes.

All in all, Love and Jackson will receive some votes, but Mayfield’s talent and stats jump off the charts and grab people’s attention. At the end of the day Oklahoma’s signal caller should snag this award before departing college football. After all, his dominance might end up leading his team to a national championship.

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