Texas A&M Football: 5 questions Aggies must answer in 2018

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4. Who will start at quarterback?

Just as it was every season following the Johnny Manziel years, the quarterback situation under Kevin Sumlin last season was messy. Nick Starkel was named the starter out of the gate, but an injury suffered in the season opener against UCLA opened the door for true freshman Kellen Mond.

Mond led the Aggies to the first-ever victory in the Swamp over Florida and nearly sparked an upset victory over Alabama. Accuracy issues were what ultimately led Sumlin to go back to Starkel when he was healthy enough to get back on the field in late October.

The incumbent starter, Starkel would seem to be the front-runner at this point, but Fisher has only seen him throw live once during Texas A&M’s Belk Bowl loss to Wake Forest. Starkel brings accuracy and the superior arm. After returning to action against Mississippi State he connected on at least one pass of 45-yards or longer in each of his final six games of the year.

What Mond might lack through the air he makes up for on the ground. A dynamic runner, Mond can extend plays with his legs. He had double-digit carries in five of his 10 appearances, peaking at 109 yards rushing against Arkansas. Fisher has two good options to choose from and the competition will be as fierce as ever when spring ball gets underway.