Baker Mayfield had the best season of any quarterback and deserved the Heisman Trophy. Here’s an interesting stat from Jon Wilner of the San Jose Mercury News: “In four games against ranked opponents, (Mayfield) had 15 TDs and 2 INTs and an efficiency rating of 215. The No. 2 efficiency rating in that category belongs to Sam Darnold, at 168.”
Sam Darnold? I guess his season wasn’t too bad after all. This intrigues me because even after the Pac-12 title game I had fans complaining about me being too complimentary of Darnold. Before the season, a USC official complained I was too pro-Darnold.
But he delivers in big games and big moments. That stat proves it.