Where's the Love for the Underdog QBs?

Angelo CerilliCorrespondent IMay 15, 2009

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 05:  Quarterback Colt McCoy #12 of the Texas Longhorns celebrates after defeating the Ohio State Buckeyes in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl Game on January 5, 2009 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. The Longhorns defeated the Buckeyes 24-21  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Here we go again, as the college football season draws closer to starting I see the same names I saw last year going for college's version of the MVP, the Heisman Trophy.

Sam Bradford, Tim Tebow, and Colt McCoy are the three main quarterbacks talked about no matter where you go. And ironically, that is the same order that people predict the Heisman will go. Which makes me wonder, where is the love for McCoy and Tebow?

Tim Tebow only led the Gators to a BCS Title, which ironically came against Bradford, so how can you argue even with Bradford's stats that he is better than Tebow? Tebow outdueled him in the biggest game of the year; that is what I call clutch.

Colt McCoy led Texas to a win over OSU, one of the better teams in the nation in the Fiesta Bowl.

Both QBs who didn't win the Heisman actually won their Bowl Games which makes me wonder how are these two considered that substantially worse than Bradford. They should be considered as good as Bradford, some could even argue better.

I don't get it, how is Bradford still the favorite? Isn't the point of a new year is starting off fresh with an equal chance to win and hopefully make it to a bowl game?

All three quarterbacks have hopes of making it to the BCS Title, and that's okay but when did we start labeling quarterbacks with equal success on their teams better than each other?

Bradford, Tebow, McCoy: I wouldn't mind having any one of them on my college team or NFL team. All of them can come up with a big play late when the team needs it. All can break the pocket and extend the play.

Why not wait and see what each quarterback does and actually watch a game before we start calling Sam Bradford better than Tim Tebow or Colt McCoy?

Even one game, because even the experts who have been watching College Football for years is making pre-season predictions on an award?

An award that is based on season performance nonetheless, when the season hasn't even started? I understand making notes on who will likely win it but choosing favorites?

Even ESPN, I get the sense that they favor Bradford, but last year it was all Tim Tebow and how he would be along an elite group if/when he went back-to-back.

Why not go out on a limb and make some original predictions instead of making predictions that everyone and their mother could have made? Even an average sports fan can name Sam Bradford as this years Heisman winner.

Isn't that the point of being an EXPERT seeing the players who could do more this season and make a run for the trophy? I'm not saying you're a bad writer if you like Bradford to win it, but show some prowess of predicting and give a list of players who also could win who might not be on the list before the season starts?

Are Tebow and McCoy on the list? Early on, sure, I'm not saying I'm original for making Tebow and McCoy the main base of my argument; however, its better than claiming one is better than other. 

How about we put some other positions other than QB too? A running back can win the trophy. Even though running back this year may not be the deepest as far as senior running backs, we have some good running backs out of Texas, USC, Tennesee just to name some big colleges, but there are also many small colleges that have good running backs.

How about we go away from tradition and start to name players who actually haven't been favorites since the end of last season?