The Texas A&M Football team is not in unfamiliar territory in the 2021 offseason. The program finished as the 4th-ranked team in the country last season but won’t be satisfied quite yet. With Jimbo Fisher as head coach, Aggie fans expect nothing short of excellence.
That, in itself, is the expectation that will shroud the 2021-22 season.
If not for the standard that the Texas A&M Football team set for itself in 2020-21, this team likely would not be projected to have another top ten season. But here we are.
The Texas A&M Football team is set for a boom-or-bust season in 2021-22
The stick-up with the Texas A&M Football team in 2021 is the fact that nobody really knows how well the offense will perform. That said, the defense is set up to be another top ten unit, so it’s only a matter of a developing offensive line and a quarterback competition to determine how well they can perform.
The two options at quarterback are Zach Calzada and Haynes King. Both served a single season as a backup to Kellen Mond and, at the moment, King seems like the favorite to win the job. He’s younger and less experienced, holding a distinctly higher ceiling than his counterpart in Zach Calzada.
As of right now, coaches, experts, and fans have no idea how the eventual starter will perform. Among a pretty well-established team, the most important position in the game stands as a huge question mark.
That said, when Jimbo Fisher found his guy at Florida State, the Seminoles saw nothing but success, eventually leading to a national championship. If Calzada or King can turn into a Jameis Winston-type of quarterback, it’ll be bad news for the rest of the SEC.
And that’s where the boom-or-bust mentality comes in.
This doesn’t feel like a team that’ll get 10 wins, it seems like a squad that will either make it into the College Football Playoff or drop-down near .500. The safe bet would probably be the over though, as this young team has an extremely high ceiling.
With Fisher in charge, it’s hard to see this team in a scenario where they don’t find success.