Loser No. 1: Texas A&M Football QB Zach Calzada
I’ve held out long enough — it’s time to start bad-mouthing Zach Calzada. The Aggie backup quarterback has looked unimpressive in multiple games this year but his most recent game against the Arkansas Razorbacks takes the cake.
I’d like to get some excuses out of the way first though. For starters, the offensive line was absolutely terrible. An already dinged-up unit saw an injury to Jahmir Johnson early in the game, which only compounded the Aggies’ issues. The unit as a whole allowed eight QB hurries, nine tackles for loss, and three sacks.
Heck, even the receivers were dinged up, with starters Caleb Chapman and Chase Lane sidelined with injuries.
Still, Calzada didn’t help anybody’s cause. The redshirt sophomore quarterback looked like he had glued the football to his hand before the game. What initially appeared as the receivers’ inability to get open quickly became more obvious. Even when receivers were open, Calzada was not throwing the ball.
We saw it in a replay too many times — Calzada has a guy open in a tight, but open window and decides not to hit the guy that the play was designed for. It was truly difficult to watch.
He’d finish the game with a 29.9 QBR according to ESPN, passing for just 151 yards on 20 completions. He wouldn’t hit a receiver in the endzone and tossed a single interception in the game.