Caleb Williams and Jordan Addison have represented USC football on watch lists all offseason. It's been remarkable to see. While nobody cares what watch lists a player was on if a player doesn't perform well during the year, nobody has to worry about that when it comes to these two. They're already proven, elite players.
Yet another watch list that the two have now appeared on is the 2022 Walter Camp Player of Year Preseason Watch List. It's no surprise that these two are in this type of conversation, as Williams was the leading Heisman contender at one point last year without even starting more than half a season, and Addison won the Biletnikoff.
The next step for these two is to be that Player of the Year. It was already clear that Walter Camp had them on their radar, as they picked Addison as a First-Team Preseason All-American and Williams as a Second-Team Preseason All-American. When looking at their numbers last year, it's easy to see why.
New USC Football transfers Caleb Williams and Jordan Addison lit up college football last year.
New USC Football QB Caleb Williams scored 27 total touchdowns last year in half a season, and Jordan Addison had 17 receiving touchdowns (18 total). The two of them are about as dangerous as they come on their own. Now, they'll wreck the Pac-12 together.
Williams averaged 9.1 yards per pass attempt and 5.6 yards per rush attempt in 2022. Addison caught 100 balls for 1,593 receiving yards. The numbers will always wow people looking back at their breakout seasons.
Both being elite recruits out of high school in the D.C.-Maryland-Virginia region, it was truly only a matter of time before the two proved their worth.
Now, they get to experiment with just how explosive this offense can be together, and with the No. 1 offensive coach in America leading the show. Betting on one of these two to be Player of the Year would not be a poor decision at all.