He doesn't deserve to go to New York... This year. The future is very bright though. Mariota, Trevon Boykin (TCU QB), Gordon, Abdullah, and Prescott I would think are all ahead of him. Mariota obviously is killing it. Trevone Boykin should be getting talked about a lot more. Gordon has a shot at cracking 2000 yards. Abdulla absolutely carries Nebraska and has had som WOW plays. Prescott, if Mississippi State goes undefeated deserves an invite for sure. Barrett has had two prime time games where he has not played well against teams that aren't very good. He keeps getting better and better but it not gonna be enough. Have him for three more years though.
It gives me anxiety thinking about Braxton coming back and there be a QB competition. Has a team ever had two legit Heisman candidates at quarterback? I have no clue what would happen. Brax is a two time B1G player of the year and I really thought his passing/decision making was going to take a major step forward. Also, I feel like people forget just how absurdly special he is with the ball in his hands. He is damn near impossible to tackle in the open field, and assuming his arm is 100% there is not a throw he can't make. It has always been the mental side for him, reading the defense. Having a year to sit I think will help with this too. At the same time, JT is a red-shirt freshman playing at a very high level. How do you sit him? He is a very good athlete and can do everything the offense needs of him. Comparing anyone to BM athletically really isn't fair. He makes all the right decisions and is only getting better.
Side note- Cardale is really good himself and could be the best pro prospect of the three. I don't see him being back next year.