Texas A&M Football: Who will win the Aggies’ quarterback competition?

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Kellen Mond, Texas A&M Football Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

The Texas A&M Football team will be playing their first season without Kellen Mond since Barack Obama was in office. The years went by quickly, but it has been a long time since they were in search of a new quarterback.

But that time has come.

Rather than looking forward to how good their starter will play in 2021, fans will be trying to figure out who will be under center in the fall. Spring football will bring some clarity, but we don’t know how Jimbo Fisher operates and how he’s going to handle this.

That said, there are two primary candidates for the starting job this year.

Texas A&M Football will be evaluating sophomore Haynes King

The favorite so far has to be 2nd-year quarterback Haynes King. During a season where Kellen Mond hardly ever sat on the bench, King served as his backup for the entirety of the year.

King was a former four-star recruit out of Longview, Texas. He came in as the 5th-ranked dual-threat quarterback in his class but he would only have a couple of chances to get snaps in his first year with the Aggies.

In his first appearance, there was nothing to be excited about. He played during garbage time of the Aggies’ sole loss against Alabama and would only throw three passes. He completed one to his own team and one to the other, finishing with 0 touchdowns, 17 yards, and an interception.

Thankfully, most quarterbacks don’t make their money against Alabama. He would have an opportunity to bounce back in the opposite situation — a blowout win against the South Carolina Gamecocks.

He’d come in during garbage time again and this time, throw only a single pass. The pass would go for a 42-yard touchdown and the Aggies’ lead would be extended further. This gave fans a glimpse into his potential as a passer.

But he has two other quarterbacks breathing down his neck.

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