UGA Football: Two Dawgs Among SEC Contenders for the Heisman

If you ask anybody associated with UGA football, they’ll likely tell you they weren’t happy with the offense last year. That includes Kirby Smart, Jim Chaney, Nick Chubb, and Jacob Eason. It would be beating a dead horse to sit and debate the reasons why the offense struggled. Let’s just hope we can get it all together this year.

If we do get it together, there should be plenty of yards and touchdowns to go around.

It looks like Athlon believes we’ll get things going, as they have Nick Chubb and Jacob Eason among their top SEC candidates for this season:

Check out where they had the Dawgs ranked among SEC candidates:

9. Jacob Eason, QB, Georgia

Georgia experienced some growing pains in head coach Kirby Smart’s first year on the job and part of that had to do with turning the offense over to a true freshman in Eason. While he had his ups and downs while getting his feet wet, the former five-star quarterback with an impressive supporting cast is one reason why folks keep increasing expectations for the Bulldogs. If Eason can make the leap as a sophomore and put up big numbers while leading his team to a conference title (and likely the College Football Playoff if so), then he’s bound to be involved with the Heisman come December.

5. Nick Chubb, RB, Georgia

Just about everybody inside and outside of Athens were shocked to see that Chubb and fellow tailback Sony Michel were going to return to Georgia for their senior years. Chubb appeared to be fully healthy in 2016 after recovering from knee surgery and there are only a handful of players capable of completely taking over a game. If the Bulldogs’ offensive line can come together and create space, Chubb could run from Atlanta and the SEC title game right on up to New York.


10. Da’Shawn Hand, DL, Alabama

9. Jacob Eason, QB, Georgia

Georgia experienced some growing pains in head coach Kirby Smart’s first year on the job and part of that had to do with turning the offense over to a true freshman in Eason. While he had his ups and downs while getting his feet wet, the former five-star quarterback with an impressive supporting cast is one reason why folks keep increasing expectations for the Bulldogs. If Eason can make the leap as a sophomore and put up big numbers while leading his team to a conference title (and likely the College Football Playoff if so), then he’s bound to be involved with the Heisman come December.

8. Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama

7. Nick Fitzgerald, QB, Mississippi State

 

6. Christian Kirk, WR, Texas A&M

5. Nick Chubb, RB, Georgia

Just about everybody inside and outside of Athens were shocked to see that Chubb and fellow tailback Sony Michel were going to return to Georgia for their senior years. Chubb appeared to be fully healthy in 2016 after recovering from knee surgery and there are only a handful of players capable of completely taking over a game. If the Bulldogs’ offensive line can come together and create space, Chubb could run from Atlanta and the SEC title game right on up to New York.

4. Bo Scarbrough, RB, Alabama

 

3. Derrius Guice, RB, LSU

2. Jarret Stidham, QB, Auburn

 

1. Jalen Hurts, QB, Alabama