In 2013, Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston became the second consecutive redshirt freshman to win the Heisman Trophy.
Considering that Winston and Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel have taken home the hardware in consecutive seasons, it stands to reason that this might be the most difficult it’s ever been to predict the winner.
Of course, that doesn’t mean we won’t try.
Examining both 2013 statistics and trying to project success in 2014, we have taken a look at the players most likely to contend for the Heisman Trophy next season. Other factors, such as projected team success and high-profile games, will be taken into consideration because of what they have meant historically in Heisman voting.
Here’s a look at the top 10 candidates for the 2014 Heisman Trophy as well as a number of honorable mentions.