Texas A&M Football QB Competition, No. 2: Transfer QB Max Johnson
In my eyes, Max Johnson was the perfect transfer portal addition for Jimbo Fisher in 2022. The former LSU quarterback had a really strong season for an underwhelming football team and quite frankly, deserved a better situation.
The lefty actually tore apart Texas A&M’s secondary, a unit that was extremely respectable in the SEC. Johnson threw for over 300 yards, three touchdowns, and zero interceptions when LSU upset A&M in the last game of the season.
Jimbo Fisher took note.
The nearly 6’5″ passer will join Texas A&M as the most experienced quarterback on the roster. While he technically had the lowest rating out of the high school level, he has shown that the next step in college is not a challenge for him.
In 2021, Johnson threw for over 2,800 yards, 26 touchdowns, and just seven interceptions. This puts his career total up to 34 touchdowns and eight interceptions, a ratio among the best quarterbacks in the country.
I’d give Johnson pretty good odds to win the quarterback competition due to his experience. If it’s a close battle, this could be a big factor.
Johnson’s brother is also committed to play football in Aggieland. His brother is the top 2022 tight end in Jake Johnson.