For a time, it looked as though the two may share a trip to New York after the season.
It’s now more likely it will only be Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson who is invited to the Heisman Trophy ceremony, with Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts regressing slightly. That’s no knock on the true freshman — few, if any, would have expected even this level of performance from him, let alone Heisman-worthy numbers.
But it’s clear that his play has drawn the respect of Jackson, the favorite for the award, and vice versa. The two aired it our in public after their wins on Saturday — No. 7 Louisville 52-7 over Boston College and No. 1 Alabama 10-0 over No. 13 LSU.
— Lamar Jackson (@Lj_era8) November 6, 2016
Nothing but Respect for you LJ. Keep Balling .? https://t.co/U27ZoRpk7z
— Jalen Hurts (@JalenHurts) November 6, 2016
Forget the Heisman; Hurts just needs to work on amassing the followers his counterpart has.