Texas A&M Football: 3 boiling hot takes for remainder of the 2021 season

Haynes King, Texas A&M football Mandatory Credit: Maria Lysaker-USA TODAY Sports
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The Texas A&M football team will have an everlasting quarterback competition

Prior to the game against Alabama, Texas A&M’s quarterback situation seemed extremely simple. I’ll give you a clue — it rhymes with Paynes Ping. It’s Haynes King.

That said, Calzada’s out-of-nowhere master-class performance against Alabama turned this offense in an entirely new direction. In the game, Calzada threw for three touchdown passes and allowed only a single pass to land in the opposing team’s hands. Heck, even his interception looked more like a miscommunication than a bad throw.

The most important stat from this? His 67.7% completion percentage. Did I mention that he did this against the Alabama Crimson Tide?

I know that it would be stupid to overreact to a single performance, but it’s not just that performance. Calzada looked terrible when he originally replaced Haynes King, and since that point in time, he has gradually improved. A week prior to the Alabama game, we saw him reach 60% passing for the first time this season. Last weekend, he played his first good game from start to finish.

If Calzada continues to improve at this rate before Haynes King returns, there’s no guarantee that King’s spot will be waiting for him when he gets back.

Buckle down Aggie fans, because the end of this season could get interesting.