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Why isn’t Lamar Jackson getting any Heisman love

The last time Lamar Jackson played Syracuse, he was mostly a local curiosity, an athletic sophomore making his second start of the season, coming off a rather ridiculous eight-TD performance against an overmatched opening week opponent. Then he posted 610 yards of offense, scored five times and leapt over a defender against the Orange, and suddenly, Jackson was the next big thing, a true Heisman contender.

Jackson’s Cardinals are set to play Syracuse again this week, and while the QB’s game has only improved since his 2016 Heisman moment, that buzz has all but disappeared.

The oddsmakers have Jackson’s Heisman hopes at 40-to-1, seventh-best at the moment, behind less productive quarterbacks.

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