Yes. Stats win.
Like Touchdowns-the things he's been more responsible for than any player in Big Ten History
Wins-Things that I think measure success...he was at the helm for more of those than anyone else.
Heismans? Got me there. A broken leg in 14 probably cost him there.
Leadership? Name me a better OSU leader.
So I'll take those things and compare JT across any other OSU QB and while some guys (Haskins) don't have the advantage of longevity and some have vast amounts of wasted talent (Pryor), It's not Barrets' fault he was good enough to start as a Freshman. Fields is the only name I'll allow at this point in the conversation and IF we get a season, Fields probably takes over. The only name I'm comfortable discussing is Braxton. As for Troy? Took him a few years to break in, acted in a manner that didn't exactly make the university proud and then before the biggest game of the school's history (at that time) decided doinking his WR's girlfriend was a good idea-as was packing on 20 lbs during his Heisman world tour.
If I need to win a game, I want JT. He gets punished for Iowa and Clemson, and in some cases rightfully so. He wasn't great. He's also probably responsible for the greatest single performance in OSU history-a week before Iowa in the shoe vs. the Nits.
We're talking resumes. Give me a better one top to bottom, factoring in longevity, impact on the team (DUI didn't fracture a locker room) wins, TDs, impact on a season. 2014 doesn't happen without JT. That season was better than Troy's Heisman or anything Pryor put together.
Its Fields (with potential to be #1)
And then its everyone else.