Texas A&M Football, new starting QB Implication No. 2: Higher-ceiling offense
I know it may seem like I’m talking a lot about Kellen Mond, a guy who is off to the NFL and will never take another snap for Texas A&M, but that’s the goal of this article — to explain how things will change with King under center.
Think again about Mond’s career in the maroon and white. He was a solid, reliable quarterback. He made plays and rarely had bad throws. One thing we cannot say about Mond, however, is that he was an explosive quarterback.
King, however, may change that. The sophomore out of Longview, Texas has a much higher ceiling as a player. With that, unfortunately, comes the simple truth that this offense will take many more risks. There will likely be more offensive turnovers than we saw a season ago.
Still, King has arguably more weapons to work with offensively than Mond ever did with Spiller alongside him, Caleb Chapman and Ainias Smith at the wideout spots, and Jalen Wydermyer catching passes from the tight end position. King’s sophomore season is set up to be a good one.
We’ll get a great glimpse of this in the first game of the season against Kent State, a team with one of the worst defenses in the country. This could be a telling one for the Aggies.