It’s the final day of Big 12 preview week, and former NFL QB Ryan Leaf and senior editor Max Meyer each have one more best bet to give out. After diving into win totals, they now choose their favorite Heisman picks among Big 12 players.
LEAF: Tyler Shough (+10000)
Red Raiders offensive coordinator Zach Kittley coached Patrick Mahomes ???? at Texas Tech and he knows how to get the most from his guys. Shough is a freak of nature, and I would say he’s a more athletic version of Justin Herbert.
MEYER: Quinn Ewers (+1100)
I’m already very high on this Texas team, and the former No. 1 overall recruit showed flashes of his potential last season. Ewers was completely carving ???? Alabama’s defense before he got hurt. After suffering that SC sprain to his left shoulder, he didn’t really look like the same guy.
Now Ewers is fully healthy and he has all he can ask for in this upcoming campaign. Elite playcaller in Steve Sarkisian? Check ✅. One of the best receiving corps in the country? Yep. All five starting offensive linemen back? Sure thing. The chance to feast on vulnerable Big 12 defenses? You betcha.