Ravens-Titans Game Will Be Full of Former Heisman Winners

Saturday's divisional-round matchup in Baltimore will feature five Heisman winners

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By Evan Bleier / January 9, 2020 12:12 pm

Though they may not all see the field on Saturday, five players who took home the top prize for individual excellence in college football will suit up when the Titans take on the Ravens in the divisional round.

During Saturday’s divisional-round matchup in Baltimore, an unprecedented five former winners of the Heisman Trophy will be in uniform for the Ravens and Titans.

For Baltimore, quarterback Lamar Jackson out of Louisville, running back Mark Ingram out of Alabama and quarterback Robert Griffin III out of Baylor will all be ready to go. For Tennessee, quarterback Marcus Mariota out of Oregon and running back Derrick Henry out of Alabama will both suit up.

While it’s uncertain if Griffin and Mariota, who serve as backup QBs on their respective teams will get any action, Jackson, Ingram and Henry all figure to play prominent roles in the game.

If Griffin does take the field, it will likely be with Jackson and Ingram for a formation the Ravens have dubbed “The Heisman Package.”

“It could resurface but that’s not my decision,” Griffin said. “I know we’re focused on beating the Tennessee Titans, and if the Heisman package is part of that, that’s what we’re going to do. If no one told me there were five Heisman Trophy winners in the game, it wouldn’t click for me. But yeah, now that people have been saying it, I’m honored to be part of that.”

Mariota, who was benched in favor of Ryan Tannehill in mid-October and will hit the free-agent market in March, has played sparingly but did throw a pass in each of Tennessee’s past two games.

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