Texas A&M Football: 3 boiling hot takes heading into the 2021 season

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Boiling Hot Take No. 2: Haynes King will have a better season than Kellen Mond ever did

This is a risky take — I’m predicting that a quarterback who hasn’t even won the starting job will be better than the player who started for this team for three and a half years. Still, I’m pretty confident about this one.

You can say what you want about Kellen Mond, but there is a single undeniable fact surrounding the three-year starter. He had a relatively low ceiling.

Heck, just about any quarterback will seem to have a relatively low ceiling for a fanbase that watched Johnny Manziel, one of the greatest college football players of all time, take snaps under center for two years. Still, Mond was more of a safe option than an explosive one.

King, on the other hand, has more big-play ability than Mond and it starts with his legs. While Mond was a capable scrambler, he wasn’t a willing scrambler. That will change with King, who already proved that he can cause problems with his legs in a very small sample last season.

King will provide this team with a boom-or-bust play style. Rather than making sure Texas A&M’s offense is solid, he’ll either give the Aggies one of the best attacks in the country or drive them into the ground. I think the former sounds better.

Going with a gut reaction, I think King has enough tools around him to have a huge season for the Aggies. With Wydermyer at tight end, a handful of returning starters at wide receiver, and preseason All-American Isaiah Spiller alongside him in the backfield, King is destined for a great year.