Texas A&M Football: Predicting each 2021 QB candidate’s stats

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The Texas A&M Football team has one of the more tantalizing quarterback competitions in recent memory. After the departure of long-time starting quarterback Kellen Mond, the Aggies will be looking at their first new full-time starter since Barack Obama was in office.

That said, this is a relatively new experience for a lot of Aggie fans, who are used to having a clear starter by this point in the offseason.

Mond was great but departed for the NFL Draft, where he’d be selected in the third round by the Minnesota Vikings, seemingly becoming Kirk Cousins’ predecessor. Time will tell whether or not he’ll get early playing time, but down the road, he could be a huge piece for the team that wears purple.

For the Texas A&M Football team, two young QBs will be duking it out

Right now, the competition is between two players, Haynes King and Zach Calzada, both of whom have limited experience under center for the Aggies.

That said, each of these two players has a year as Kellen Mond‘s backup. In 2019, Calzada backed up Mond, seeing action in just three games as a freshman. In 2020, he was demoted to third-string with Haynes King’s arrival. Calzada didn’t see the field in the shortened season.

King, on the other hand, was immediately placed in the second-string position in his freshman season. He would only appear in two games, giving Aggie fans a mixed bag in terms of his performance on the field thus far.

That said, either of these guys could win the job. Today, we’ll be predicting the stats for both of these players, with a different scenario for each guy.