As we near the end of the 2016 college football season, the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award — given annually to the nation’s most outstanding senior or fourth year quarterback — has announced its final five candidates.
“If Johnny Unitas was still with us he would have been proud of the selection committees’ belief, trust and great job in identifying these college quarterbacks’ that best represent what he stood for,” said ESPN analyst Mel Kiper in a statement.
The five finalists for the award — which excludes Louisville signal-caller Lamar Jackson — can be seen below:
- Luke Falk, Washington State
- Patrick Mahomes II, Texas Tech
- Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma
- Mitch Trubisky, North Carolina
- Deshaun Watson, Clemson
What do you think of the final five quarterbacks up for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award? Sound off in the comments section below with your thoughts and predictions.