LSU Jayden Daniels Quarterback Jayden Daniels celebrates after scoring a touchdown as the LSU Tigers take on the Ole Miss Rebels at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA.Saturday October 22, 2022 Lsu Vs Ole Miss Football V1 7401

LSU Tigers star quarterback Jayden Daniels is among the late-season Heisman Trophy finalists this season, and it sure sounds like head coach Brian Kelly thinks that he should win it.

During his press conference after Saturday’s win over Georgia State, Brian Kelly made it clear that he believes Jayden Daniels is the nation’s top player.

“I think when I have the opportunity to talk about my players, I’m going to do it,” Kelly said. “And I think I mentioned that and I think in this case, I’m going to use my opportunities to talk about my player and I think he’s the best player in college football in every opportunity that I get. I’m going to make sure that people understand that his efficiency, the way he takes over the game, I mean, if you’re on the other side, how do you defend him?”

During Saturday’s game, Daniels went 25-for-30 for 413 yards and six touchdowns through the air along with 10 carries for 96 yards and two touchdowns on the ground.

“I think right now, the way he’s playing, and the decisiveness and the way he’s taking over games, he’s the best player,” Kelly said. “And I would say that because the numbers are reaching, you know, levels that are, for example, he tied Joe Burrow’s record. Many people were kind of saying, would eight touchdowns ever be touched? I mean, he tied that, you know, and I think that that’s the level of play. So yeah, I would say he’s the best.”

We’ll have to see if he can win college football’s most prestigious award.