Devonta Smiths performance against Notre Dame should but won’t earn him the Heisman by Jasper Jones
After an amazing performance last Friday against an overmatched Notre Dame team, Alabama WR Devonta Smith hauled in 3 tds and showed America why he is the best receiver in the country and why he should be the clear pick for this years Heisman. Even though Devanta should be the Heisman he likely will fall short based on history and bias.
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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Heisman voters voted after conference championship week which means that performance he had against Notre Dame will be completely disregarded. What a shame because if it wasn’t for him there is a strong case bama would’ve had a tougher time putting away Notre Dame without him on offense.
The history of the Heisman Thropy has shown us that this is a QBs.
There has been times where the award has gone to a RB like it went to Derrick Henry more than 5 years ago and to most people’s shock Charles Woodson who beat out Peyton Manning to win the coveted Thropy. Now a days, the award is going to whoever the hottest QB in college football is. If we look at the numbers, Mac Jones has some of the best numbers we’ve seen from a QB this year. He has accounted for over 4,000 yards and 36 tds which put him second behind Florida’s Kyle Trask who he out dueled in the SEC championship.
Though I am somewhat a fan of Mac Jones as I view him in vein of a poor mans Matt Ryan who can be the ultimate game manager but has little athleticism to actually make defense scared of him. His weapons at his disposal, is what makes him dominant.
The last WR to win the award was Desmond Howard in 1991 but this may as well come with an asterisk as Desmond was a kickoff and punt returner which is really where he shined all season.
Devonta Smith is the favorite time win the award as he his odds according to Vegas Insider is at -500. I think most people wouldn’t mind Devonta Smith making history tonight and it would be well deserved since he was the catalyst of Alabama’s potent offense.
The Heisman Thropy presentation airs tonight at 7 pm on ESPN.