Texas A&M Football backup QB Zach Calzada looked like a starting quarterback
By far and away, the biggest worry of this season was the Aggies’ quarterback situation. Heck, fans didn’t even know who would be taking the first snap under center until about a week before the season began.
Even when Haynes King earned the starting spot, he had a rocky first game. The Aggie quarterback threw three interceptions and just a pair of touchdown passes in his first game. His interception total matched Kellen Mond’s from the entirety of the 2021 season.
The worries only compounded when King went down with an early leg injury against Colorado. It would later be uncovered that he had a fracture in his leg that would required at least a month of rehab.
It was Zach Calzada’s turn to lead the team.
And against Colorado, Calzada did not look very good at all. The Aggie quarterback completed less than 50% of his passes in A&M’s worst offensive performance in two years. Many fans thought that he may just be bad.
Against New Mexico, Calzada proved that this was not the case. The A&M backup quarterback completed 19 of his 33 attempts for a total of 275 yards. He threw three passes to the endzone and had just a single interception.