Texas A&M Football: Top 10 quarterbacks in Aggie History

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9. Jerrod Johnson (2007-2010)

Jerrod Johnson was Stephen McGee’s backup in 2008, eventually taking over when McGee re-injured his shoulder during the second game of the season. Johnson was the starter for 2009 and the first seven games of 2010, until losing his job to Ryan Tannehill.

Johnson tops many categories in the A&M record books, even out doing the once-in-a-generation Johnny Manziel on several occasions. His 8,011 career passing yards, 67 career passing touchdowns, and 650 career completions all top Manziel, while his 134.4 QBR is second to Johnny.

He led the Big XII in passing touchdowns (30), touchdowns responsible for (30), and total yards (4,085) in 2009. His 30 passing touchdowns and 30 touchdowns responsible for were good for fifth in the NCAA that season. Though the team only went 4-3 in his seven games of 2010, Johnson still managed to rack up nearly 2,000 passing yards and 14 touchdown passes.

Coming off of a very impressive decade in the 1990s, the 2000s weren’t kind to the Aggies. The team missed out on the postseason more than once, going 1-5 in their six bowl game appearances.

The Aggies continued their postseason struggles under Johnson. They missed out entirely in 2008, and limped into the 2009 Independence Bowl against Georgia with a 6-6 record and having only finished 5th in the Big XII South. The Aggies would lose that game to finish the year 6-7. Johnson’s astounding school records were a bright spot in an otherwise upsetting decade.