Texas A&M Football: 3 implications of Jalen Wydermyer’s departure

Jalen Wydermyer, Texas A&M Football Mandatory Credit: Imagn Images
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Jalen Wydermyer, Texas A&M Football Mandatory Credit: Gary Cosby Jr/The Tuscaloosa News via USA TODAY Sports /

Since the Texas A&M football team’s brutal loss against LSU to close out the season, there has been positive and negative news surrounding the program. The positive news has come in the form of recruiting, where Jimbo Fisher has been destroying the competition. As things stand, the Aggies have the No. 1 class in the nation with most of the top recruits already having signed.

But the negative news is there too.

That news has come in the form of departures from the team. The Aggies have now lost two coaches to other positions and five players to either the transfer portal or NFL Draft. None of these people will be around for the Gator Bowl. On Monday, Jalen Wydermyer became the latest to join that group. As a result, I’m giving my three implications of Wydermyer’s departure.

Implication No. 1: Any other key Texas A&M football players with draft hopes will likely depart

As mentioned, Jalen Wydermyer is the fifth Aggie football player to either announce his intent to transfer or in his case, declare for the NFL Draft. Much like the other Aggie draft departures, this isn’t a huge surprise to anybody.

Wydermyer was one of the best tight ends in his class and with uncertainty at the quarterback position, there was no clear reason for him to stay.

Wydermyer’s departure is just one more step toward a complete revamp of this Texas A&M football team in 2022. After another successful season, I’d expect the next domino that falls to be Kenyon Green, the Aggies’ star offensive lineman.

That said, nothing is set in stone — it simply seems like a pattern is beginning to form.