After winning the Heisman Trophy, Robert Griffin III's draft status just keeps rising. While he hasn't officially come out with a statement saying he's leaving, it's assumed that Griffin will be heading to the NFL.
However, what happens if Griffin doesn't leave? Even though Griffin would be turning down a lot of money, there's still a possibility that he'd want to return to finish school and keep Baylor a contender for at least another season.
While this season was "the year of the quarterback," next season looks to be more of a rebuilding year for many Big 12 teams.
Oklahoma State quarterback Brandon Weeden will be leaving, Texas is still trying to figure out their quarterback situation, TCU quarterback Casey Pachall will be playing against tough competition throughout the year for the first time in his career, etc.
As of right now, if Griffin and Landry Jones both leave, Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein appears to be the best in the conference, giving Kansas State a great shot at the Big 12 title.
If Griffin returns, Baylor's offense wouldn't miss a step, and after a year of experience, the Bears' defense is only going to get better.
In conclusion, Griffin's return puts Baylor in a great position to win the conference. If Griffin leaves, the top spot should be up for grabs with Oklahoma, Kansas State, Texas and TCU as the top contenders.