The worst case scenario for Texas A&M Football in 2017

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Worst Case Scenario No. 4

The quarterback situation doesn’t resolve

Kevin Sumlin has already lost a game of quarterback roulette in College Station. In 2015 he tried to play both Kyle Allen and Kyler Murray and the results were disastrous, and that’s putting it kindly. Both players transferred following the season leaving Jake Hubenak as the last man at the table. He filled in for the Aggies bowl game loss against Louisville and once more when Trevor Knight missed most of the back end of the 2016 season with injuries.

Now Sumlin has a career-defining decision to make. Who is going to take the reigns of the offense in 2017? The wrong choice could quite literally put him out of a job. The right choice might not be enough to save it either.

We’ve addressed the pros and cons in great detail already. Be sure to check out our spring game film analysis of all three guys as well as our way-too-early predictions for which quarterback has his number called to start on September 3 at the Rose Bowl.

Whether its Hubenak, Mond or Starkel (alphabetical order, don’t read into that), Sumlin needs to hit the jackpot. If he rolls with Hubenak he’ll have a much more difficult time selling the future of the position to his superiors after the season ends. Choosing either of the younger guys would be riskier out of the gate, but would leave a higher ceiling if every goes right. That assumes the young guys are ready to take the mantle of becoming a starting quarterback in the SEC.

The Aggies need one guy to make it the duration. They can’t afford to juggle the rotation three weeks in and they don’t want an Alabama blow out to break the cohesion in the quarterback room, again. Not having one guy emerge would make for a messy situation come November.