While Texas A&M’s quarterback questions remain unsolved following this loss, they did at least answer the next biggest question. That is who is going to replace Myles Garrett?
The answer is the 6-foot-3, 265 pound senior Jarrett Johnson. Johnson was causing all sorts of problems for Josh Rosen and the UCLA offensive lineman. He was in Rosen’s lap early and often in this game. His strip sack early in the first quarter was the first of three forced fumbles caused by Texas A&M in the first half. His forced fumble gave the Aggies excellent starting field position which helped them get out to an early lead.
Aside from the strip sack and a pass defended, Johnson’s impact was not shown on paper. However his presence on the field was most definitely felt. He showed off a variety of different moves at the line of scrimmage that proved to be successful.
Is he the freak of nature Myles Garrett was? No. But does he have the ability to cause havoc in the backfield? Absolutely.