For Texas A&M fans, this was the day that we’ve all been waiting for. It shouldn’t come as a surprise to anybody that Haynes King won the starting quarterback job over Zach Calzada — it was practically set in stone. Still, learning that he’d be the first guy under center against Kent State will give fans a sense of security.
To give some context, King was Kellen Mond’s backup throughout the entirety of the 2020-21 season. Unfortunately for King, Mond was a stellar quarterback. As a result, we’ve had a very small sample size to work with in terms of getting a look at this coming season’s quarterback.
King’s competition in Calzada was Mond’s backup a year prior. In a similar fashion, he hardly saw the field before eventually being replaced as the number two guy on this team. Still, it looked like a great quarterback battle.
The Texas A&M Football team’s quarterback competition was never much of a battle
While people on the inside may claim that this was a quarterback battle through the end, in all likelihood, Jimbo Fisher made his decision weeks ago. Now, King will be suiting up as this team’s long-awaited successor to Mond.
And with a brand-new face at the starting quarterback, there are certain implications, for better and for worse. Thankfully, King may bring a couple of new dimensions to the Aggies’ game, which could be on full display as early as the first game of the season.
Today, I’m going to be going over three implications of Haynes King winning the starting job.