After a long, drawn-out offseason quarterback competition, the Texas A&M Football team has finally named their starter. It was between Zach Calzada, who was Kellen Mond’s backup for a year in 2019, and Haynes King, who was Mond’s backup the year after. In the end, the choice didn’t come as much of a surprise.
Jimbo Fisher went with King, who was considered the favorite to win the job for the entirety of the offseason, even as A&M insisted that the job was still up in the air.
What does Texas A&M Football QB Haynes King bring to the table that Zach Calzada doesn’t?
There are a handful of positives that come attached to King over Calzada, and to take things a step further, there are a few areas where King will excel more than Mond did in the immediate future.
To get a clearer view of how he’ll perform as the starting quarterback, I am going to be predicting Haynes King’s stats for the 2021 season. This may sound familiar — I did a post earlier this summer on what each starting quarterback candidate’s stats will look like. That post is still valid, but I’m going to take a deeper dive this time around.
Instead of comparing and contracting King, Calzada, and Eli Stowers, I’ll be specifically focusing on what King can bring to this offense. I’ll be going over passing yards, passing touchdowns, rushing yards, and rushing touchdowns.
So without further ado, here are my predicted stats in each category for Haynes King as starting quarterback of the Texas A&M Football team in 2021.