Texas A&M football: 5 reasons Aggies can run the table

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Kellen Mond is the 2nd best QB in the SEC

The quarterback play in the SEC this year was supposed to be fairly good. Tua Tagovailoa, Jake Fromm, Jarrett Stidham, Nick Fitzgerald, Jordan Ta’amu, and Drew Lock all had buzz coming into this season. Tua is lighting it up, and Ta’amu and Lock each play in friendly offenses that pad their stats, but Kellen Mond is right in the mix with all those guys who were supposed to be the best QBs in the conference.

Some might say he’s been the best QB not named Tua.

Mond’s passing statistics are ranked all around the same area among SEC quarterbacks. He is No. 7 in QB rating, No. 6 in completion percentage, No. 5 in yards per attempt, tied for No. 6 in passing touchdowns, and tied for No. 5 with about half the conference in interceptions thrown. But it’s what he can do with his legs that sets him apart.

Mond is fourth among SEC quarterbacks in rushing yards. The first two, Nick Fitzgerald and Terry Wilson, are running quarterbacks who can’t throw, and Ta’amu is putting up gaudy numbers but it hasn’t led to any big wins yet. Ole Miss is 1-2 in conference and their one win came was a four-point victory over 2-6 Arkansas.

The Aggies’ signal caller still has a lot of work to do, but he’s playing about as good as anyone else in the conference and is a major reason the Aggies are 5-2.