Texas A&M Football QB Competition, No. 1: Returning Starter Haynes King
I don’t want to sit here and call Haynes King a frontrunner — at this point in time, nobody knows what’s going on in Jimbo Fisher’s head. Still, this sort of feels like Haynes King’s job to lose.
When it comes to trust, there isn’t a player that this Aggie coaching staff is likely more comfortable with than King, who won the quarterback competition last season. Unfortunately, his tenure would only last one full game before he dropped with a season-ending leg injury.
That said, he was still trained as the starter of the Texas A&M football team for the entirety of the 2021 offseason — that counts for something. King brings a factor that neither of the other competitors can. That factor is comfortability, as this staff knows him better than anybody else on the roster.
In one full game in 2021, King threw for a nice 300-yard total but disappointed with two touchdowns and three interceptions. That said, this was an extremely small sample size and a team that was already fighting injuries.
These numbers don’t necessarily bring forth much confidence, though the Aggie coaching staff has seen much more out of these guys than we have. This one might come down to the wire again before the 2022 season.