Thursday, December 12, 2013

Heisman Trophy 2013: 5 Reasons Why Jameis Winston Doesn't ...

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If you were to blindly pick a Heisman based on numbers, you would probably not pick Winston. His numbers are solid, but he does not stand out from the other candidates.

3,732 passing yards, 33 passing touchdowns, 69.1 percent completion rate, 686 rushing yards and eight rushing touchdowns.

3,820 passing yards, 38 passing touchdowns, 67.9 percent completion rate, 193 rushing yards and four rushing touchdowns.

2,676 passing yards, 23 passing touchdowns, 63.1 percent completion rate, 1,881 rushing yards and 22 rushing touchdowns.

Which statline would you pick?

Winston is the second statline and his numbers are not worthy of a Heisman trophy. Winston has accumulated fewer total yards than both Johnny Manziel and Jordan Lynch. While Manziel and Lynch lead their teams in rushing, Winston is not even one of the top three leading rushers for the Seminoles. Manziel also has a better completion rate than Winston.


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