Another pretty obvious choice, though it’s not because Mond wasn’t already a leader.
Mond earned the starting job as a true sophomore last year, beating out Nick Starkel for the right to lead the Aggie offense in Jimbo Fisher’s first year. Once he took the field, it was evident how much he had improved as a passer compared to his first year, and we already knew he offered more than Starkel as a runner.
But what we didn’t know was he had a way of galvanizing the offense. So much so that even when he struggled midway through the year, Fisher never wavered. Mond was his guy.
However, the Aggies had a couple upperclassmen who could take some of the burden of leadership off of Mond. Trayveon Williams and Erik McCoy were each incredible players and leaders for the 2018 season. Both are gone. Starkel is gone. It’s completely Mond’s team now. The pressure on him to take this team to never-before-seen heights will be weighing on his shoulders.
Given how strong Mond and the Aggies finished the season, and the aforementioned 100 percent commitment in him from Fisher, this team will rally behind their starting quarterback.