Texas A&M Football: 3 implications of Zach Calzada’s transfer

Zach Calzada, Texas A&M Football Mandatory Credit: Maria Lysaker-USA TODAY Sports
Zach Calzada, Texas A&M Football Mandatory Credit: Maria Lysaker-USA TODAY Sports /
1 of 3
Texas A&M football
Zach Calzada, Texas A&M football Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports /

The Texas A&M football team had a really strange year. Following the departure of Kellen Mond after the 2020 season, Aggie fans were wondering who would be their team’s starting quarterback all offseason. Haynes King would win the job.

But King would only play in one full game before hitting the deck with a fracture in his leg which knocked him out for the entirety of the 2021 season. This send redshirt sophomore Zach Calzada into the spotlight, where he initially struggled.

Calzada settled in though, and despite being somewhat inconsistent, the Aggie quarterback settled into his role and knocked off No. 1 Alabama, becoming part of a small list of SEC QBs to do so. At the very least, he became a huge fan favorite. Still, he has decided to transfer out, so what can we learn from this news?

No. 1: The Texas A&M football team’s quarterback situation must be more settled than we think

The 2021 season isn’t even over yet — the Aggies still have a bowl game to play in. I’ll touch on that later, but as things stand, it would seem premature to have next year’s quarterback situation already figured out.

But that may be the case in College Station.

If Zach Calzada thought that he’d be the starting quarterback again next season, why would he transfer? This is complete speculation, but somebody must have told Calzada that he’ll either be in a three-man battle or that he won’t be the starter next season.