The Texas A&M football team is getting healthy at the right time

Caleb Chapman, Texas A&M football Mandatory Credit: Maria Lysaker-USA TODAY Sports.
Caleb Chapman, Texas A&M football Mandatory Credit: Maria Lysaker-USA TODAY Sports. /
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Caleb Chapman, Texas A&M football Mandatory Credit: Maria Lysaker-USA TODAY Sports. /

The Texas A&M football team already had some personnel worries on their roster before the 2021 season began. The Aggies would be starting a new quarterback behind an offensive line that returned just a single starter.

Less than two games into the season, that starting quarterback went down with a leg injury that still has him out to this day. Then, a starting offensive lineman would go down. Oh, you thought they were done there? The Aggies’ projected leading receiver would hit the deck with an injury, too.

In part, these injuries contributed to a two-game skid for the Texas A&M football team, where the Aggies lost to a ranked Arkansas team and an unranked Mississippi State team. It was clear that Jimbo Fisher’s team had the potential to be better than this. With good health, we’ve seen that potential on full display.

As the Texas A&M football team begins to get healthy, the results have begun to pour in

Here is a list of notable Texas A&M football players who have been injured or suspended thus far.

  • QB Haynes King, OL Luke Matthews, WR Caleb Chapman, WR Chase Lane, DL Micheal Clemons, DL McKinnley Jackson, DL Jayden Peevy, CB Myles Jones, DB Brian George

This doesn’t even fully complete the list, as a handful of other players have suffered injuries. These are just the key ones. A large handful of these injuries are season-enders, including Luke Matthews, Myles Jones, and potentially Haynes King.

But just as quickly as these injuries piled up, the Texas A&M football team has found a stride of strong performances and good health. Jayden Peevy is expected to return in the upcoming week, while McKinnley Jackson, Micheal Clemons, and Chase Lane have been back for a while. Caleb Chapman should also return soon, bolstering the Aggies’ receiving corps.

A scare involving midseason All-American Kenyon Green doesn’t look like it’s amounting to anything, so he should return to normal form against South Carolina.

In short, this team finally has some form of longevity. The correlation between a consistent depth chart and winning football is clear — when players were dropping like flies, the Aggies dropped two straight games. Since these injuries have stopped, Texas A&M has jumped back into the AP Top-25 and has a winning streak in the works.

Hopefully, this team can stay healthy for the foreseeable future. If they can, their chances of remaining in the national spotlight will increase drastically.

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