With the Badgers on a bye this week, now is as good a time as any to look at Russell Wilson’s chances to win the Heisman Trophy.
Wilson started the season barely on the fringes of the Heisman talk, and week-by-week, with increasingly more impressive performances, he is now in the national conversation. In fact, in ESPN’s Heisman Watch this week, he is ranked second behind Stanford QB Andrew Luck. Wilson received three (of 15) first place votes and is just two overall points behind Luck for the top spot.
Wilson's leadership has perhaps been his biggest asset of all.
Leading the explosive Wisconsin offense, Wilson’s statistics in most categories rival those of every QB in the country as well. He is behind only Baylor’s Robert Griffin III in QB rating with 216.9 (Griffin’s- 230.3), and is third in completion percentage with a 74.8%. Griffin ranks above him in most of the categories, and Wilson is out of the top-10 in both passing yards and touchdowns, but the overall situation he i...