Ranking every present and future Texas A&M Football quarterback

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The Texas A&M Football team has a long line of scholarship quarterbacks who are ready to step into the spotlight

5. Zach Calzada: It’s almost hard to rank Zach Calzada, a player who could become the starting quarterback in 2021, the worst among scholarship players on this team. That said, Calzada was the lowest-ranked QB at the high school level among those who qualify.

Calzada is essentially the safe option here. The Aggies’ most experienced quarterback isn’t particularly amazing at any specific part of the game. He’s not an elite passer, not an elite runner, not an elite pre-snap player. He’s just pretty good at everything, which may have led to his 487th ranking. As I said, it pains me to rank Calzada this low, but he seemingly has the lowest ceiling.

4. Eli Holstein: Holstein is the Aggies’ most recent committed player, joining the 2023 class as Jimbo Fisher’s second commit. With just two years of high school under his belt, Holstein is already looking like he’s turning into an elite prospect.

Holstein shows poise under pressure, and more importantly, knows how to scramble. The 2023 Aggie commit has elite top-end speed for a quarterback, so scrambling shouldn’t be an issue for him. Right now, it’s just a waiting game to see how he pans out for TAMU.

3. Eli Stowers: Even though Eli Stowers has been one of the more under-the-radar players for the Aggies this offseason, he has as much potential as anybody on this roster. Stowers probably won’t win the starting job immediately as an incoming freshman, but if neither King nor Calzada can separate themselves, the Aggies may turn to Stowers.

Stowers was a top-200 prospect in the 2021 class and one of the best quarterbacks in the country. He’s a player who is comfortable in the pocket but isn’t afraid to scramble if necessary, with high top-end speed. Stowers could be a starter down the road.