Mac Jones is correctly leading the Heisman race

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Mac Jones is doing what Joe Burrow did at LSU in 2019 better than Burrow himself. That's right, the redshirt junior is having a stunning season for the Alabama Crimson Tide and the offense has not taken a hit despite the departures of Tua Tagovailoa, Jerry Jeudy, and Henry Ruggs III.

Hell, even the absence of speedster Jaylen Waddle didn't seem to affect Mac all that much as the Crimson Tide cruised to a 41-0 win over Mississippi State on Halloween. Heading into the bye and the highly anticipated rematch with the LSU Tigers, Jones has vaulted Ohio State QB Justin Fields and Clemson star Trevor Lawrence in the Heisman trophy race, according to ESPN and DraftKings.

Mac Jones leads the country in a litany of statistical categories and even after facing two top-10 teams in the first six games, has lit up the scoreboard.

Against all conference opponents, Jones has thrown for 2,196 yards, is completing nearly 80 percent of his passes, and has 16 touchdowns already this season (that in five games as he did not throw one against Tennessee).

The play calling from offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisan has been rather complex and Jones has certainly been helped by running backs Najee Harris and Brain Robinson, but some of these throws Mac has made are NFL quality.

The Bama QB has likely earned himself a roster spot in the NFL and if he continues to produce like he has all year, he could outdo everything Joe Burrow did a season ago to win the Heisman and the national title with Coach O and the Tigers.