FSU football: Jordan Travis stats entering elite company

FSU football quarterback Jordan Travis has been the key to FSU’s success over the past year and a half.

The quarterback position had been a weakness on the team since the 2016 season when redshirt freshman Deondre Francois won ACC Offensive Rookie of the Year honors.

Travis showed flashes of his potential once he permanently became the starter about midway through the 2021 season.

Since that time, Jordan Travis has a 15-5 record as a starter and has put himself in the same conversation as some FSU quarterback greats.

If you don’t believe it, check out the stats from ESPN’s David Hale posted Monday:

The efficiency from Jordan Travis is incredible. Look at the production on 73 fewer touches, not to mention playing with a worse offensive line and likely less talent overall.

The explosive play percentage is 18 percent for both players, but the thing that stands out the most is Travis not turning the ball over anywhere near the number of times Jameis Winston did in the same stretch.

Here’s the kicker, Jameis Winston’s first year when he won the Heisman was far and away better than his second year. Jordan Travis seems to be ascending in a different direction, in that his 2022 season blew his 2021 season out of the water.

The question is can he avoid what happened to Jameis Winston? FSU continues to upgrade the talent around Jordan Travis. The offensive line will be better, and he’ll have better weapons at tight end and wide receiver.

The running back unit should be better too. All signs point to the offense improving over last year, which most of us never thought was possible with Jordan Travis at quarterback as a passer.

Jordan Travis may not win a Heisman or a National Title like Winston, but it’s possible he can be in the same conversation if this level of progression continues because the stats don’t lie.