Next season the Texas A&M football team will be looking to replace Trevor Knight, their senior leader and starting quarterback in 2016. Who take over as the Aggies next signal caller?
The Wild Card – Kellen Mond
The four star dual threat quarterback out of the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida has been lighting up the scoreboard all season. At this point, he’s a relative long shot to land the job out of the gate. Then again so was Johnny Manziel, and look how that turned out.
Am I saying that we have Johnny 2.0 on our hands? No. Am I saying that Mond won’t become a player of that caliber? No, I’m not. Mond dazzled with his legs at the 2017 Under Armour All-America Game and reminded many Aggie fans of another shifty mobile quarterback from a few years back. He finished the game 5-13 passing for 90 yards with 84 yards rushing on 14 attempts.
It’s a bit far-fetched to bet on Mond to be a Heisman contender out of the gate, but Aggies have seen Sumlin’s offense work efficiently when a true dual threat quarterback is under center. Even if he doesn’t win the starting job in the spring, he would have a good chance of being next in line if the starter does struggle.
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With Hubenak on his last year and Starkel inexperienced the Aggies decided to pass on Baylor transfer Jarrett Stidham. That speaks volumes on the confidence that the coaching staff has in the quarterback room as it is right now.
As things currently sit, I would project Mond as the starter in 2018 after taking a year to familiarize himself with the offense. That said, I’ve seen enough highlights to avoid betting against him.