No. 2: Texas A&M football QB Zach Calzada is making the most of his opportunity
Zach Calzada was not named the starting quarterback after a long quarterback battle this offseason. With Haynes King, the guy who beat him out, returning and a five-star quarterback stepping onto campus, what would lead him to believe that he can win this battle?
Quarterback competitions can chew you up and spit you out and instead of becoming a career-long backup, Calzada is capitalizing on his recent success. While his tenure as Texas A&M’s quarterback is still fresh in everybody’s mind, the Cuban Missile will be transferring out of College Station.
Some might say that this was a premature move — I don’t think it is at all. Hypothetically, let’s say that Calzada tries to win the quarterback battle, loses, and then enters his name into the transfer portal. Not only is he a guy who just lost his starting spot, but him being the starting quarterback of a ranked football team is now a distant memory.
Instead, Calzada will take his 2,185-yard, 17-touchdown season and run with it.
We’ve seen more than a handful of guys stick around for too long in college football — Calzada is not going to be one of them.