Heisman Trophy Syndication: Gainesville Sun

The finalists for this year’s Heisman Trophy award were announced on Monday night. And fans certainly had plenty to say about those named, or not named, as finalists for the award.

The Heisman Trophy of course goes to the most outstanding player in all of college football each season. The defending Heisman winner is USC Trojans star Caleb Williams, who won the award in 2022.

Williams will not be repeating as the Heisman winner this season. His name was left off of the finalists list revealed on Monday.

Instead, the four players announced as finalists for the award were LSU Tigers quarterback Jayden Daniels, Oregon Ducks quarterback Bo Nix, Ohio State wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr, and Washington Huskies quarterback Michael Penix Jr.

The results were announced by current ESPN College Football analyst and former Heisman winner Robert Griffin III live on Monday Night Countdown.

The majority of fans saw these four as the correct four finalists for the award considering all had pretty solid team success along with outstanding individual stats to boot.


That being said, some fans brought up some other names as potential players who they believe should have been finalists.

It is an intriguing list of candidates for sure, largely because they all have pretty similar cases to be the Heisman winner. That is everyone except for Michael Penix Jr.

Penix Jr. is the only one of these four players who is on a team that is in the College Football Playoff, something that could give him a leg up against his fellow Heisman finalists.

Despite this, it is Jayden Daniels who is the overwhelming favorite to win the award, sitting as a -1400 favorite to win the award on Bet MGM.

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Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.