Texas A&M Football: 5 reasons Nick Starkel should be the starting quarterback

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Texas A&M football has a quarterback controversy on its hands, but these are the five reason Nick Starkel should win the job for Jimbo Fisher.

If I’ve said it once I’ve said it 100 times, picking his starting quarterback will be the most important decision of Jimbo Fisher’s first offseason with Texas A&M football. Quarterback is leaps and bounds the most important position in football. Fisher knows this and he will make the right decision.

There are so many factors Fisher will have to take into account. He has yet to officially name one of them the starter, but you better believe he is leaning one way or another after seeing them compete during spring camp.

By most accounts, Nick Starkel has an early lead over Kellen Mond for the job. The competition is far from over, and Starkel’s hold on the job is hardly firm. Mond is a five-star recruit and was one of the top quarterbacks in his class for a reason.

However, it’s Starkel’s job to lose, and these are five reasons why.

He already won the job last year

This one is pretty obvious. The two quarterbacks already had an open competition for the job in the 2017 offseason and it was won by Starkel. Neither of them had experience going into that offseason and it was totally up for grabs. In fact, Starkel actually won the job from Jake Hubenak.

Starkel’s accuracy and consistency (more on these later) ended up being the deciding factor and he started Week 1. The whole reason this is a controversy in the first place is Starkel broke his ankle against UCLA and Mond had to be inserted for the next several weeks.

Had Starkel stayed healthy, this wouldn’t even be a discussion.