4. Sam Ehlinger will be a Heisman finalist
Heading into Week 3, Ehlinger has the opportunity to further his case to be the next Heisman winner out of the Texas football program. Through two weeks, he has roughly 750 total yards from scrimmage and nine touchdowns with no interceptions.
The two outings Ehlinger put together thus far to start off the 2019 regular season is a far cry from the mistakes he was making back in 2017 as a true freshman. There were three games that Ehlinger pretty much blew in clutch time by making errors most would expect a true freshman starting quarterback to make.
Other Heisman contenders to watch moving forward that could compete with Ehlinger includes Clemson Tigers sophomore quarterback Trevor Lawrence, Alabama Crimson Tide junior quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, and LSU senior quarterback Joe Burrow. Oklahoma Sooners transfer quarterback Jalen Hurts is obviously a top notch Heisman contender too.
However, the showdown we saw from Burrow and Ehlinger in Week 2 saw them amass more than 900 total yards and nine touchdowns combined. Barring one awesome interception from sophomore Longhorns linebacker Joe Ossai, Burrow and Ehlinger were pretty much perfect for their respective teams last weekend.