It has only been accomplished one time in the history of the award, but Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher believes Jameis Winston will win his second Heisman Trophy, joining Archie Griffin as the long two-time winners.
Fisher spoke at ACC Media Days on Monday about his quarterback’s chances of winning the prestigious award for a second straight season and was matter of fact in his star signal-caller’s chances.
Jumbo Fisher on Jameis Winston on repeat as Heisman winner: “If he plays good and we play good, he’ll win the Heisman.” #fsu
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) July 21, 2014
Florida State returns a number of playmakers on offense and defense after winning the national title last year and were voted as the preseason pick to win the ACC again during Media Days with Winston tabbed as the conference’s player of the year, but will the voters hold his offseason against him?
Winston was cited for shoplifting crag legs this offseason, which resulted in the Seminoles quarterback being suspended from the baseball team and ridiculed across the country in print and online, which could damage his chances of making Heisman history, no matter how successful he and Florida State are this season.
Nevertheless, Winston is the betting favorite entering the 2014 season, ahead of fellow quarterbacks Marcus Mariota, Brett Hundley, Bryce Petty, Braxton Miller, among others.
Griffin won the Heisman in 1974 and 1975 and despite a number of Heisman winners coming back the following year as a finalist remains the lone player in the history of the award to repeat, so do you think Winston has a greater chance of repeating as the Heisman winner or leading Florida State to a second championship.