Texas A&M Football: Top positions to watch at Aggie Spring Game

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1. Quarterbacks

It’s going to feel like I’m beating a dead horse, but Jimbo Fisher’s most important decision this offseason will be identifying the quarterback who has the most command of his offense and will start Week 1.

Nick Starkel is the assumed starter for now. He began the 2017 season as the starter before breaking his left ankle in the opener against UCLA. You remember how that one ended. Once healthy he took the job back from a struggling Kellen Mond for the last few games and lit up the Belk Bowl with 499 yards and four touchdowns in the loss.

Mond was one of the prizes of the 2017 recruiting class and flashed talent in an inconsistent true freshman season. He offers way more as a playmaker with his legs but lacks Starkel’s ability as a polished passer. Unless he takes significant strides in the latter, he will be relegated to backup duties.

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Still, it’s currently a very open competition, and Fisher was recently critical of his two competitors after a scrimmage. The Maroon And White Game will be a window into the progress each has made and hint at Fisher’s looming decision.

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