Name one one QB that's done what Kellen Moore has done over the past four years. Anyone? Yeah. Thought so.
So even though the Heisman has become nothing more than the "Let's give a QB from a famous school some award" trophy, here's a chance to actually give the award to the best collage player. Which would be Kellen Moore, as evidenced by his four year domination of teams he's played against. Oh, what, you don't think the Heisman is a popularity contest? Can you name the Heisman awardees from the past decade who are actually playing in the NFL? Here, I'll give you one: Cam Newton, he who got paid to play collage football. Oh, wait, right, it was his DAD who got paid, and 'ol Cam knew NOTHING about it. School paid out six figures? Here Cam, have a trophy!
|2002||Carson Palmer||OK, he' still playing|
|2004||Matt Leinart||Career flame-out, now a backup|
|2007||Tim Tebow||Now starting in Denver|
|2008||Sam Bradford||Now starting in St. Louis|
|2009||Mark Ingram||Now starting in New Orleans|
|2010||Cam Newton||Hey Dad! LET'S GET PAID!|
So, out of the past ten years, you've had half of the Heisman trophy winners, the supposedly BEST PLAYERS IN COLLEGE EVAH for that year, make it to the next level and succeed. Four who were pretty much laughed out of training camp, and one who crashed and burned, who is now starting only because of a broken foot in the starting QB. Ooops, wait, now he's out with an injury after one game.
That's 50%. That ain't good, folks.
So here's the Heisman voter's chance. Prove that the trophy still means something more than a popularity contest. Kellen Moore for the win!