Texas A&M Football: Predicting starting QB Haynes King’s 2021 stats

Haynes King, Texas A&M Football (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
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Texas A&M Football starting quarterback Haynes King will cause trouble for opposing teams with his legs

Predicted 2021 Rushing Stats: 1,000 yards, 12 touchdowns

I hate to be the guy who keeps comparing Haynes King to Johnny Manziel, but there isn’t a better comparison to make in terms of playstyle. Both guys are more than willing to run the ball and know how to escape the pocket.

Because of this, I think Haynes King will shine as a runner.

To get a perspective into how well he may do, I mixed a couple of data sets. To start, I looked at the fact that Kellen Mond rushed for 501 yards in his last full 12-game season as quarterback. This stuck out to me, as Mond wasn’t really considered a dual-threat quarterback — at least not to the extent of King.

Manziel, on the other hand, had a 1,400-yard season rushing the ball in his first season with Texas A&M. He tacked on 21 rushing touchdowns. It’s shocking but truly impressive that he was able to do that with his legs.

Next. The striking similarities between King and Manziel. dark

It’s hard to see a world where King matches up to those numbers, but I don’t think it’s unrealistic to say that he’ll be somewhere between Manziel’s 2012 season and Mond’s 2019 season.