Texas A&M Football: 3 reasons TAMU vs ‘Bama will be game of the year

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The Texas A&M Football team will be fielding a new quarterback, so will Alabama

If nothing else, this game will be an incredible battle between a pair of first-year quarterbacks on these two teams.

In the past two seasons, Alabama had Mac Jones under center. He declared for the draft after his junior year, so instead of Jones, they’ll have a brand new player throwing passes. Thankfully for the Crimson Tide, virtually every quarterback to step into that role has been elite. That said, they’ll be up against some stiff competition.

The favorite to win the job in Tuscaloosa is Bryce Young, a former 5-star dual-threat quarterback from California. He was the second-best player in his class and one of the best high school quarterback prospects in a long time.

The Aggies will also be fielding a new quarterback. Kellen Mond was this team’s quarterback for the last three and a half seasons. He was one of the greatest Aggie passers of all time, but the next player to step into this role could be even better.

Right now, Haynes King is the frontrunner to get the job in 2021. While he may not have the high school accolades of Bryce Young, he could be a more electric dual-threat quarterback. The Aggies already have a Heisman winner in the past decade, so there’s no reason to assume that King won’t be the next.

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This will be a battle between quarterbacks that could continue for at least a couple of seasons.