Kyle Trask is making everyone who voted him for the Heisman Trophy regret doing so.
It took less than 15 minutes for Florida Gators quarterback Kyle Trask to remove all doubt that in no way, shape or form he should win the 2020 Heisman Trophy.
Trask was the favorite to win the award for most of the season, as his brilliant passing helped the Gators capture their first SEC East crown since 2016. However, he threw three absolutely horrendous picks in the first quarter vs. the Oklahoma Sooners in the Cotton Bowl Classic. As expected, Twitter decided to eat him alive for being this inherently reckless with the football.
Kyle Trask threw only five interceptions in his first 11 games of 2020
Even though he is without his top four receiving targets in this New Year’s Six bowl due to opt-outs, that is no excuse for Trask to be turning the football over this prolifically.
Kyle Trask just threw his 3rd interception of the first quarter.
Dude, just call it a night. It's okay.
— Patrick Schmidt (@PatrickASchmidt) December 31, 2020
Kyle Trask and Sam Hartman did not have very good days today. Woof.
— Nicole Auerbach 😷 (@NicoleAuerbach) December 31, 2020
Trask is projected to be the sixth quarterback taken in the 2021 NFL Draft, but a bad performance like this may end up ensuring he is going in the second round, as opposed to somehow ending up a top-32 overall selection.
Kyle Trask had three interceptions during #Gators first nine games, has three already in Cotton Bowl, now five picks in past three games.
— Edgar Thompson (@osgators) December 31, 2020
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) December 31, 2020
Well now I just feel bad for him.
— Tom Fornelli (@TomFornelli) December 31, 2020
The last time I covered the Cotton Bowl (2012), I left very ashamed that I hadn't voted for Johnny Manziel for the Heisman.
Today, I'm feeling pretty good that Kyle Trask wasn't on my ballot.
— Jason Kersey (@jasonkersey) December 31, 2020
Surely, this quarter is an anomaly for Trask, but it is not what he or his future representation will have hoped for once he decided to go pro. His body of work speaks for itself, but this abysmal first quarter, along with never being a high school starter, will leave a bad taste in prospective NFL teams’ mouths.
What in the WORLD, Kyle Trask…
— Bill Connelly (@ESPN_BillC) December 31, 2020
Kyle Trask is out there playing with practice squad receivers he probably rarely throws to in practice. Color me shocked he doesn’t look like he did during the season.
— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) December 31, 2020
In past 7 games, Florida's Kyle Trask had 25 TDs & 3 INTs
In 11 minutes vs. OU, Trask has 0 TDs & 3 INTs
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) December 31, 2020
Overall, Trask’s draft stock is not going to change all that much, regardless of what happens in the Cotton Bowl. He will come off the board somewhere in the top 45 picks or so. However, the case for taking him in the top-32 and ahead of any of the five quarterbacks slotted ahead of him is probably not going to happen anymore. The margin for error here has completely evaporated.
Florida looks completely lost offensively vs. Oklahoma in the Cotton Bowl Classic.