The Aggie QB competition is raging fiercely. There hasn’t been a decision yet, but here’s what the Texas A&M football QB depth chart will look like in 2017.
The picture gets a little less fuzzy with every passing week. There are now just days, rather than months, until the Aggies kick off their season in the Rose Bowl. Who takes the first snap on Sunday, September 3 hasn’t been made official, but a front-runner has emerged in the three-way race for the starting quarterback position.
Here’s how the depth chart will shake out for the 2017 season, starting with third team quarterback and veteran backup, Jake Hubenak.
Jake Hubenak will always be remembered as the one who stayed. After both Kyle Allen and Kyler Murray left the program within days of each other, Hubenak toughed it out. He was the one that started for Texas A&M in their bowl game against Louisville. When Trevor Knight went down last season and the Aggies needed someone to step in and run the offense, it was Hubenak that was there to answer the call.
While he lacks star power and the “awe factor” of the young playmakers above him on the depth chart, he will be the one that provides the steady hand in the locker room. If the starter goes down and Kevin Sumlin needs someone to enter the game in a tight spot, it could very well be Hubenak that keeps the job of “emergency fill-in”. He’s not the most talented on the team, but he’s as much a part of its DNA as anyone else.
Hubenak won’t be your starting quarterback this season. If he does line up to take the first snap, that probably means something has gone wrong. However, he’s going to mentor the young guys above him and be a major piece of the successes of this team in 2017.