Implication No. 3: Texas A&M football fans will get a rare sighting of tight ends behind Jalen Wydermyer
For the last three years of Texas A&M football, the Aggies’ tight end production has been… well, only Jalen Wydermyer. Wydermyer accounted for almost all 538 yards receiving from the tight end position.
The only other tight end who got on the board was Max Wright with three receptions for 23 yards. If you go back a year prior it’s the same story.
This means that in the Gator Bowl, we can and will see other players getting reps. Next year is an entirely different story, but in this game, you have to assume that Wright will turn into the go-to guy for this offense at the tight end spot.
It’s also worth noting that we may not see much tight end usage at all in the passing game. In all likelihood, there will be a lot of running going on — I say this because of the absence of quarterback Zach Calzada, who entered his name into the transfer portal.
The only remaining scholarship quarterback on the roster is Eli Stowers, who was moved to tight end upon his arrival to College Station. Behind him is walk-on freshman Blake Bost, who is getting a huge opportunity early in his career to make a name for himself.
Bost has completed seven passes for two completions worth 18 yards.