Michigan football quarterback J.J. McCarthy had the perfect response when asked about winning the Heisman Trophy this week.
For the past few weeks, Michigan football quarterback J.J. McCarthy has been moving up in the Heisman Trophy race to the point that he’s now the betting favorite according to FanDuel.
That might not last long because McCarthy is off this week and sometimes, it only takes a week to change the Heisman race.
However, as long as J.J. McCarthy keeps playing as flawlessly as he has to start Big Ten play, he’s sure to be in the Heisman race until the very end.
In seven of eight games this season, McCarthy has been turnover-free. He also has 21 touchdowns total with 18 in the air and three on the ground. In addition to that, he leads college football in QBR and is among the leaders in completion percentage too.
J.J. McCarthy has also done this while only playing about three quarters per game due to the dominance of Michigan football.
J.J. McCarthy focused on championships, not Heisman trophy
Yet, when McCarthy was asked about winning the Heisman Trophy, he made it clear that his priority is winning a national championship, not some individual award.
“Ever since I was young, I have been focused on putting rings on that finger. Nothing more than that,” he said.
When McCarthy says rings, he means championship rings. He has already won two Big Ten championship rings during his Michigan football career.
The hope is that the Wolverines will win a third with McCarthy and with the way he’s playing, despite all the noise, Michigan football looks like a real national title contender.