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Baker Mayfield will have the honor of welcoming in a new member to the Heisman house this year. It's a shame because more than one person deserves an entry. 


Kyler Murray and Tua Tagovailoa are both playing at an incredibly high level and both deserve to be recognized for it. If one of them had this opportunity last season, they would've taken the Heisman right out of Mayfield's hands. 


Tagovailoa and Murray both are on the way to breaking the single-season passer efficiency that was set by Mayfield a year ago.

Yes, Murray obviously would've taken it away from Mayfield since they went to the same school, but you get the point. One of these players will be one of the two most efficient quarterbacks of all time and still won't be honored with a Heisman trophy. 

The numbers support Murray and Tagovailoa in more ways than one. Murray just barely has a higher completion percentage and Tagovailoa has four fewer picks than Mayfield. Both have fewer yards and touchdowns but have played fewer games. Both can catch the reigning Heisman winner as they are just six (Murray) and seven touchdowns behind him. 


Yards may be hard for Tagovailoa to catch up with considering he doesn't play the fourth quarter, but there's a good chance Oklahoma somehow improved at QB this year compared to last. 

Murray is having a better year than the man who won the Heisman trophy and was selected first overall in the NFL draft but is somehow still expected to lose the race to Tagovailoa. That's so incredibly insane and unfortunate all at the same time. 


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