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

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Texas A&M Football QB Zach Calzada brings more experience to the Aggies

Zach Calzada is more of an underdog to win the starting quarterback position. He came in as a lower-rated player than Haynes King and doesn’t possess the high ceiling that his younger counterpart does.

That said, one area that he holds an advantage over King is experience. A year may not seem like much, but as a quarterback at the Power 5 level, it means more than you could imagine. Calzada knows every play better, can read opposing defenses better, and has a better relationship with his offensive counterparts.

On the field, this would likely translate to more completions for less yardage. Rather than be a big-play guy, Calzada would likely show up as a very reliable player. Think of Calzada as Kellen Mond and King as Johnny Manziel.

Now, obviously, both of these players are nowhere near that level yet, but that is what each of their ceilings look like. Here’s what I’m predicting Zach Calzada’s stats to look like if he wins the job.

Passing: 60% completion, 2,000 yards, 18 TD, 7 INT

Rushing: 150 yards, 2 TD