During Friday night’s College Football Awards show, it was revealed that Alabama Football Quarterback Jalen Milroe finished sixth in the Heisman Trophy voting. While Jalen didn’t finish with the award or as a finalist in New York the achievement is one he should be incredibly proud of.
As a fan, we would’ve all been shocked early in the season if we were told he would be a top ten finisher for the Heisman especially after he was benched for Tyler Buchner. For the two weeks between his start against Texas and his benching against USF Milroe’s season could’ve been derailed as many players would’ve let the demotion ruin their season. Milroe used the demotion as a springboard launching himself into national relevance.
Despite not getting the invitation to New York Milroe has a chance at something most of the finalists don’t have, a chance at a National Championship. Only four of the last ten Heisman trophy winners have gone on to win the National Championship which may bode well for Alabama.
Alabama Football: Milroe enters 2024 as a Heisman favorite
Entering the 2024 season, Jalen Milroe will be one of the front runners for the Heisman Trophy while playing for a loaded Alabama Football team. Returning to the Alabama Football team will also be some of Milroe’s top weapons with Isaiah Bond, Kendrick Law, Kobe Prentice, and Amari Niblack yet to be draft-eligible. As the team enters its second season in the Tommy Rees offense we could see big seasons from Milroe and Company that may result in individual accolades as well as a chance at another deep playoff run. The 2024 Alabama Football team may have one of the most dynamic offenses in the country with all of it’s returning experience and different skill sets. For now however, we won’t have a Heisman or Biletnikoff award winner so a chance at a National Championship will have to suffice.
Note: Heisman Voting Via ESPN