Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor is good at football. I don’t think it can be made any more clear than that. He eviscerated the USF defense on Friday night and helped the Badgers win 49-0. He finished the evening with 135 rushing yards (8.4 yards per carry) and two rushing touchdowns while adding two receiving touchdowns, on his only two catches natch, and 48 receiving yards.
Jonathan Taylor is good at football.— UW-Madison (@UWMadison) August 31, 2019
The man who won the Doak Walker Award last year as the best running back in the nation still, somehow, felt slept on. People were talking about Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence and Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa and even Clemson RB Travis Etienne for the Heisman Trophy. Bob was talking about Northwestern QB Hunter Johnson. It was bordering on disrespect.
Jonathan Taylor for Heisman!— Patrick Mahomes II (@PatrickMahomes) August 31, 2019
People are sure as shit talking about Taylor now. Taylor even went so far as to show everyone that the one major weakness in his game, catching the ball out of the backfield, was no longer an issue. He was split out wide and made a Jack Coan bad decision into a dang touchdown!
Hahaha Jonathan Taylor is catching passes!?!? pic.twitter.com/SePuJPOmuD— Ben Brust (@BenBrust) August 31, 2019
Taylor has the potential to go down as one of the greatest running backs to ever play college football. And he could do it in only three seasons! He’s already the second best running back to ever play at Wisconsin, behind Ron Dayne, and that probably puts him in the top-15 of all-time...but I don’t have time to rank every running back ever.
JT making some history this year— Dare Ogunbowale (@DGO23_) August 31, 2019
Johnathan Taylor!!!!!— Reggie Bush (@ReggieBush) August 31, 2019
He is, quite literally, the ideal running back. He can run outside, beat you to the corner and then turn on the jets OR he can run between the tackles, wait patiently for his hole to open up and then turn on the jets. Did you know that he also runs track at Wisconsin?
Jonathan Taylor with as pretty an inside run as you’ll see. pic.twitter.com/qKk9ByjcLN— Dylan DeSimone (@DylanADeSimone) August 31, 2019
Jonathan Taylor's first career receiving touchdown ✅ pic.twitter.com/R29m62xJbu— ESPN College Football (@ESPNCFB) August 31, 2019
I think we should all count ourselves lucky that we get to cheer for the team that Jonathan Taylor plays for. He is a joy to watch and will be chasing history all season. I wouldn’t miss a game if I were you.
My goodness Jonathan Taylor is so dang great! No back in NCAA history has rushed for more yards in their first 2 season. No one!!! And he is at it again in game 1. So special!— David Pollack (@davidpollack47) August 31, 2019
Hi. I’m Jonathan Taylor of @BadgerFootball - I’d like to apply for early Heisman consideration. In the first 32 minutes of the season I have 4 TDS. K thanks— Mike Hall (@BTNMikeHall) August 31, 2019
I WANT TO KISS JONATHAN TAYLOR ON THE MOUTH!— Bucky's 5th Quarter (@B5Q) August 31, 2019
ANOTHER TOUCHDOWN FOR THE HEISMAN TROPHY CANDIDATE!