Kyle Trask Should Be Higher On Heisman Lists

The Heisman Trophy ceremony is quickly approaching. We are well over the halfway point of the college football season. That means we now have a better understanding of where certain guys should be on the Heisman list.

For the most part, people have it right. According to most sports books, quarterbacks Justin Fields, Trevor Lawrence and Mac Jones are the three heavy favorites. Florida quarterback Kyle Trask is listed in the fourth position with most of those books, but his odds don’t make sense.

In fact, FanDuel is the only website that has Trask properly slotted with +250 odds, the same as the other three.

He is a distant fourth according to a lot of those books, and he shouldn’t be. In fact, Trask should be on a level playing field with the other three. His game against the Arkansas Razorbacks on Saturday night proves it.

Trask finished his evening early with his team up 56-28. He completed 23 of his 29 pass attempts (79.3 percent) for 356 yards and six passing touchdowns. His 12.3 yards per attempt continues to reach elite levels.

Yes, the Gators stumbled against Texas A&M earlier this season. But Trask wasn’t the reason for the failure. He had a 300-plus yard, four score game against the Aggies. His season totals look like this:

  • 148 of 211 (70.1 percent)
  • 2,171 passing yards
  • 28 touchdowns / 3 interceptions
  • 10.3 yards per attempt

He’s put up those numbers despite a COVID-19 outbreak with the Florida program that prevented them from playing an extremely vulnerable LSU defense. In other words, Trask has been the real deal.

BYU quarterback Zach Wilson has been a huge surprise. And considering the Cougars are undefeated, there is an argument to be made that he should be higher on the list. But BYU isn’t a powerhouse program, and so he at least makes sense where he is at.

Trask is a different story. Maybe he shouldn’t be considered the Heisman favorite, but he should certainly be involved in math conversation.

The senior has been fantastic this season.

Follow Clint Lamb on Twitter @ClintRLamb.

Written by Clint Lamb

Clint Lamb is a College Football Writer for OutKick. Managing Editor for Roll Tide Wire. Sports radio host for The Bullpen on 730/103.9 The UMP. Co-host for The 'Bama Beat podcast through The Tuscaloosa News and TideSports.com.

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  1. Forget the Heisman – he needs to be higher on draft boards. Mel Kiper has Trask 6th, behind one-and-done Trey Lance who couldn’t even complete 50% of his passes in his one game this year, at an FCS school, and behind Wilson. I appreciate what Wilson has done, and have zero ill will towards BYU or LDS, but measurables alone Trask is clearly superior. Just another reason why I don’t really pay attention to ESPN anymore. Kiper is a tool.

  2. The sports books are reflecting the national sports media right now. All the off-season hype was Lawrence and Fields, and that’s just stayed that way. They accepted Jones because he’s at Alabama. What Trask is doing so far is historic. No one has ever played like this against all SEC competition. Fields has only played 3 games and only has one good team to play all year. It’s too early to give out the award, lots of games left, but statistically Trask is better than last year’s winner and is barely being acknowledged by the national writers. Good piece Clint.

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