Heisman watch candidate No. 2: Justin Fields, QB, Ohio State
For his third act in the 2020 college football season, Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Justin Fields wasn’t about to slow down. With Rutgers showing more life this season than expected, the Bucks needed everything they could get from their signal-caller and, as he’s done just about every time he’s taken the field since arriving in Columbus, Fields delivered a silly-good showing.
Fields completed 24-of-28 passes for 314 yards and five touchdowns on the day, rushing for another score because that’s just what he does. Over the first three games of his season, Fields has over 900 yards passing with 11 touchdowns and no interceptions while also rushing for three additional touchdowns. He’s been a beast and doesn’t look to change that anytime soon.
Heisman watch candidate No. 1: Mac Jones, QB, Alabama
Despite Alabama being off this week, no one has done enough to overtake quarterback Mac Jones for the top spot in the Heisman watch rankings at this point. He came into the season with questions about him replacing Tua Tagovailoa, but he’s not only silenced any doubters, but he’s legitimately looked like one of the best players in college football while doing so.
Amid the Crimson Tide’s 6-0 start to the season, Jones has completed 78.5 percent of his passes while throwing for 2,196 yards with 16 touchdowns and only two interceptions, adding a rushing touchdown along the way as well. If he can keep up this pace and, perhaps, even get better with more experience, Jones is going to be hard to catch in the Heisman race.