Shortly after the 2017 Heisman Trophy finalists were announced on Monday night, Charles Woodson and Desmond Howard were on set for the halftime show of the Monday Night Football game in Cincinnati to discuss whether it would be Baker Mayfield, Lamar Jackson, or Bryce Love holding the Heisman Trophy come next week in New York.
Charles Woodson, a former Heisman Trophy winner himself, when asked who stood out to him, took the opportunity to talk about how special of a season Lamar Jackson had.
“I think sometimes when you when the award and you’re still in school next year it’s like they hold it against you. Lamar Jackson, all he did was come out this year and do it again.
It’s more than likely that Oklahoma senior quarterback Baker Mayfield walks away as the Heisman Trophy Winner Saturday Night, as the Big 12 player of the year was phenomenal all season long for the playoff bound Sooners. But as Charles Woodson (and his hype man Desmond Howard) pointed out, the fact that Jackson was able to improve in so many areas, win the ACC player of the year for the second year in a row and be invited back to New York for a second year in a row, even with a proven Heisman voter bias, is a feat worth celebrating
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