Texas A&M Football: 3 early bold predictions for the 2021 season

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Texas A&M Football’s starting quarterback will be in the Heisman conversation

Now, I’d like to preface this slide by saying that I don’t think the Aggies’ quarterback will win the Heisman Trophy. It would be delusional and unfair to the eventual starter to throw those expectations onto him. That said, I think they’ve got a better chance of entering that conversation than people think. Here’s why.

This is a point that I’ve been pushing for a long time. Aggie fans have grown used to Kellen Mond, who was an incredible quarterback for Texas A&M. He was reliable, safe, and made plays when they needed to happen. But he had a clear ceiling as a quarterback.

The Aggies’ next quarterback will not be that guy.

There are multiple quarterbacks on this team who have a ceiling well beyond what Mond ever had. Again, this isn’t a knock against Mond, just a reality of the situation. It’ll likely take some time, but once this offensive line settles in, the new quarterback could really surprise fans.

Mond passed for 2,282 yards in his last season with the Aggies. He’s tack on 19 touchdown passes and just three interceptions. While I don’t think the new quarterback will be able to limit their interceptions as much, I do believe that they’ll exceed the passing yards and touchdown totals.

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Most importantly, I think they’ll surprise fans, coaches, and analysts with how well they’ve played. They’re used to practicing against Texas A&M’s defense, so I think whoever gets the start will have an explosive season against lesser defenses.