It’s a BYE week and after 5 games we wanted to take a look and see how Lamar Jackson is faring statistically compared to Quarterbacks who have won the Heisman since 2006.

What we found is EYE POPPING!  The only metric that Lamar doesn’t measure up is completion %.  In every other category Lamar Jackson appears to be on track for a HISTORIC season statistically in college football NATIONALLY….NOT JUST AT LOUISVILLE.

Lamar will be held back somewhat if the Cards only play a single game in the post-season. The ACC Championship Game in Orlando is unlikely and if the Cards miss the College Football Playoff and compete in a single bowl Jackson will play in just one post-season game.  But Lamar’s numbers are very impressive considering that in 5 games the Cards have played Florida State & Clemson.

Let’s take a look at where Lamar is currently, where he is projected to finish statistically for the season & how that projection might stack up against the last 8 Heisman Winning Quarterbacks.  There is no commentary necessary the numbers speak for themselves.

Lamar Jackson Currently

Lamar Jackson 2016
Games Comp Att % Yards TD INT Carries Yards TD Total Yards Total TDs
5 101 170 59.4% 1625 14 4 92 688 14 2313 28

Lamar Jackson Projected

Lamar Jackson 2016 Projected
Games Comp Att % Yards TD INT Carries Yards TD Total Yards Total TDs
13 262.6 442 59.40% 4225 36 10 239.2 1789 36 6013.8 72.8

Heisman Winning Quarterbacks Since 2006

Marcus Mariota 2014
Games Comp Att % Yards TD INT Carries Yards TD Total Yards Total TDs
15 304 445 68.3% 4454 42 4 135 770 15 5224 57
Jameis Winston 2013
Games Comp Att % Yards TD INT Carries Yards TD Total Yards Total TDs
14 257 384 66.9% 4057 40 10 88 219 4 4276 44
Johnny Manziel 2012
Games Comp Att % Yards TD INT Carries Yards TD Total Yards Total TDs
13 295 434 68.0% 3706 26 9 201 1410 21 5116 47
Robert Griffin III 2011
Games Comp Att % Yards TD INT Carries Yards TD Total Yards Total TDs
13 291 402 72.4% 4293 37 6 179 699 10 4992 47
Cam Newton 2010
Games Comp Att % Yards TD INT Carries Yards TD Total Yards Total TDs
14 185 280 66.1% 2854 30 7 264 1473 20 4327 50
Sam Bradford 2008
Games Comp Att % Yards TD INT Carries Yards TD Total Yards Total TDs
14 328 483 67.9% 4720 50 8 42 47 5 4767 55
Tim Tebow 2007
Games Comp Att % Yards TD INT Carries Yards TD Total Yards Total TDs
13 234 350 66.9% 3286 32 6 210 895 23 4181 55
Troy Smith 2006
Games Comp Att % Yards TD INT Carries Yards TD Total Yards Total TDs
13 203 311 65.3% 2542 30 6 72 204 1 2746 31
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