The fact that Texas A&M football is a big national brand is no secret — the Aggies have one of the most widespread, passionate fanbases in sports. That said, it can be difficult to quantify just how prominent the 12th Man is.
Fortunately, you don’t have to — Fox College Sports did.
The sports outlet put together a list of the highest valued programs in the country. Among the list, you’ll see prominent programs like Alabama, LSU, Georgia, Ohio State, Michigan State, and others. But at the very top of the list, the Aggies hold real estate. Here’s the list.
The Texas A&M football team is tied as the country’s most valuable program… can they live up to the standard in 2022?
If you can’t see the tweet for some reason, I’ll spoil it for you — the Texas A&M football program stands at the No. 1 spot. Actually, technically they have Texas in front of the Aggies, but the two programs are tied on top with each one being worth $147 million.
If you’re looking at the momentum battle here, the Aggies definitely hold the advantage. Texas looked like they’d become a yearly national contender a decade ago and have faded since. A&M, on the other hand, has been knocking on the door.
That said, can the Aggies prove that they deserve to be the most valuable program in college football in 2022?
Many experts and fans believed that Texas A&M would be a College Football Playoff contender in 2021. Unfortunately, we’ll never know if this was true — injuries, including that of starting quarterback Haynes King, derailed the season, leaving the Aggies clinging to their top-25 status by a thread.
But 2022 still holds hope.
With the departure of Zach Calzada via the transfer portal, it seems like the Aggies will inevitably get an upgrade at the quarterback spot. That’s not a dig at Calzada, who will be an Aggie legend forever — his departure simply indicates that he would not have won the starting spot had he returned to Aggieland.
In all likelihood, the starting job will be a toss-up between 2021’s original starter in Haynes King and incoming five-star Conner Weigman. After last offseason’s quarterback competition, A&M will have another offseason of sweating it out.
Hopefully, the Texas A&M football program is on the brink of a breakout.