Texas A&M Football Player No. 2: QB Zach Calzada
As things stand, Haynes King is not going to return in the 2021 season. There are only two games left and Zach Calzada has filled into the starting role nicely, leaving no reason for the return of King at the last second.
But next season, the job is far from secure for Zach Calzada.
In fact, with King back and the eventual presence of Conner Weigman, a five-star early enrollment in the 2022 class, Calzada has an uphill battle ahead of him. What he does have over the other two quarterbacks, however, is a chance to prove himself in real game experience.
We’ve seen the third-year Aggie passer improve in every single game of the season. To kick off the year, there’s no way around it — he looked really bad. Since then, he has gradually improved and looks like a solid SEC quarterback. Still, his stat line is unimpressive.
- 55.4% completion, 1,793 yards, 12 TD, 9 INT
Against Prairie View A&M, Calzada will have a good opportunity to control the narrative surrounding the upcoming offseason quarterback competition. He can pad his stats against a team that simply does not belong on the same field as the Aggies.
But one player can really turn this game into a bloodbath.