Do you think Andrew Luck will have a better NFL career if he wins or loses the Heisman this year?
Think about all the Heisman runner-ups that have excelled in the NFL possibly b/c of a proverbial chip on their shoulder before you answer:
John Elway 2nd 1982 (Herschel Walker 1st)
Steve Young 2nd 1983 (Mike Rozier 1st)
Troy Aikman 3rd 1988 (Barry Sanders 1st)
Payton Manning 2nd 1997 (Charles Woodson 1st)
Michael Vick 3rd 1999 (Ron Dayne 1st)
Drew Brees 3rd 2000 (Chris Weinke 1st)
Eli Manning 3rd 2003 (Jason White 1st)
Now look at some of the Heisman winners that have been NFL busts:
Gino Torretta (1992; Marshall Faulk 2nd)
Danny Wuerffel (1996)
Chris Weinke (2000; Drew Brees 3rd)
Eric Crouch (2001; Rex Grossman 2nd)=both busts!
Carson Palmer (2002; Larry Johnson 3rd)
Jason White (2003; Larry Fitzgerald 2nd and Eli Manning 3rd)
Matt Leinart (2004; Adrian Peterson 2nd)
Troy Smith (2006; Darren McFadden 2nd)
Tim Tebow (2007; Darren McFadden 2nd)
Although it is still too early to tell, Cam Newton has seemingly handled the pressures of being both a Heisman winner and #1 overall pick. Can Luck do the same? Or, would you prefer that he come to Miami with that "chip" on his shoulder?