C.J. Stroud, Marvin Harrison Jr. Adam Cairns-The Columbus Dispatch

Ohio State Buckeyes superstar wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. is among the legitimate late-season contenders to win this year’s Heisman Trophy. He’s certainly done enough to put himself in the conversation, but his former quarterback took it a little further than that with some comments he made about Harrison.

Former Ohio State Buckeyes star quarterback C.J. Stroud is now with the Houston Texans where he is having arguably the most impressive rookie season of any rookie quarterback in NFL history. He’s the runaway favorite to win the league’s Offensive Rookie of the Year award and has even put himself in the league MVP conversation. But he thinks his former Ohio State teammate deserves similar accolades at the college level. In fact, he’d go as far as to say the voting is “rigged” if he doesn’t get it.

“Marvin is the best player in the country. If he doesn’t win the Heisman, it’s rigged,” Stroud said on Tom Brady’s Let’s Go! podcast this week, according to On3. “I’m calling it now. If he does not win the Heisman, it is rigged.”

Harrison is one of four legitimate Heisman Trophy contenders at this point in the season along with three quarterbacks: Oregon’s Bo Nix, Washington’s Michael Penix Jr., and LSU’s Jayden Daniels. We’ll have to see if Harrison can win it.