Going into the season Christian McCaffrey was among the top 3 favorites to win the Heisman along with Leonard Fournette and DeShaun Watson. He got robbed of the award in his Sophomore season, he broke the all purpose yards record that was previously held by Barry Sanders, and somehow lost to another running back. Makes total sense right?
That's beside the point, this is a new season, and although McCaffrey didn't live up to his Heisman hopes early this season, he's been certainly making a case for it over the past 5 games. McCaffrey is currently averaging 174 yards per game, that's not including his return yards, that's more than the last 5 running backs that won the Heisman award. This kid is most likely not even getting invited to New York, which is absolutely ludicrous. People will defend Lamar Jackson to no end when you bring up his bad losses this season, but when it comes to McCaffrey everyone brings up his bad game against Washington. It's nonsense, McCaffrey had a rough three game stretch, but his numbers outside that stretch have helped cover up those ugly games, kinda like Lamar Jackson has done. Lamar Jackson has had 3 game where he did not play good whatsoever, yet no one talks about that because he puts up extremely flashy numbers because the entire offense is ran through him. The only reason McCaffrey's numbers were so miserable in two of their losses were because Stanford went down so big so early that they had to abandon the run, which means McCaffrey gets no touches essentially. The three losses Stanford had were the 3 games in which McCaffrey had his least amount of touches on the season, anyone else see a correlation here. It's completely unfair to compare stats when Lamar Jackson is literally involved in every play when McCaffrey isn't. Both teams have the same amount of losses now, is it really that far fetched to say McCaffrey deserves the Heisman when he's putting up better numbers than past guys that have won the award. I don't believe Lamar Jackson should be rewarded for putting up huge stats when he's literally his teams entire offense. He wasn't able to lead his team as far as we thought he would, so obviously it wasn't all that effective.
This blog isn't even about him deserving it more than Jackson, it's about him not even being invited to New York at all, when he should be heavily considered for the award. Now the official invitations haven't been sent out yet, but McCaffrey hasn't been apart of the ESPN vote for the last 6 weeks, so I'm going to assume he's not being invited. Which is complete bullshit, 2,400 total yards, 17 total touchdowns, and being the reason your team won 8 games in a tough PAC-12, should earn you a spot in New York for that stupid award show. You screwed him last year, now you're not even going to invite him this year, I hate so many things about the college football voting process. Bunch of morons running it, literally the most explosive playmaker in college football, and he's not even being considered for the award after another monster season. Thankfully, McCaffrey is only a junior, so he'll get another shot next season at finally bringing home the award that he's already earned but was never given.