TAMPA, Fla.—They say that quarterbacks get too much of the credit when a team wins, and too much of the blame when a team loses.

And that may be true.

If the number is 90 percent, maybe it should only be 88 percent.

That will certainly be the case after Clemson and Alabama square off in the national championship on Monday night. One of the quarterbacks is going to be wearing a cape. And fingers will be pointing at the other.

If you believe that, it would seem to give a big edge to the Tigers, who will have junior stud Deshaun Watson, a two-time Heisman finalist, taking snaps. The rest of this article is available to subscribers only – to become a subscriber click here.