Texas A&M Football: 3 implications of Haynes King winning the QB job

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Texas A&M Football, new starting QB Implication No. 3: Slow learning period

To piggyback off of the last slide, Texas A&M’s quarterback should have a strong start to the year. He’s getting one of the easiest opponents imaginable for a new-face quarterback in the Kent State Golden Flashes.

Still, we have to temper our expectations.

This is coming from the same guy who wrote a post drawing comparisons between King and Johnny Manziel. If we’re getting really technical, the similarities in their playstyle really are jarring, but I digress.

At the end of the day, King is a first-year quarterback behind an offensive line that will feature four new starters. Even though he does have the aforementioned weapons in Spiller, Chapman, Smith, and Wydermyer, it’ll be an uphill battle for the sophomore. Do not be surprised if it takes him a bit to adjust to the college level.

That said, King has a pretty easy start to his career. Barring any disaster, it’s hard to see him not go 5-0. Unfortunately, things will get very real very fast after this. Texas A&M will come up against the Alabama Crimson Tide, a team that will prove to be their toughest competition of the entire season.

On the bright side, King will mature extremely fast in a game like that. Even more positively, he does have experience against Nick Saban’s team, where he played during garbage time in a blowout game last season.

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Overall, King is an exciting player to have under center, but he’s young. He should be fun to watch in the maroon and white.