Storyline No. 3: The Texas A&M football team has the best quarterback competition in college football… who will win?
I couldn’t bring up spring storylines without the granddaddy of them all — a good old-fashioned quarterback competition.
Last season, the Texas A&M football team had a “quarterback competition” as well. I put it in quotes, however, because it felt like a media-driven competition that was always going to result in Haynes King winning the spot. He did win it, got injured, and wouldn’t play again in 2021, leaving Zach Calzada to start.
Calzada played a very average season, gave A&M a win over Alabama, and dipped via the transfer portal to Auburn.
This left an empty slot — a slot that Jimbo Fisher intends to fill with one of three quarterbacks. The first is King, who won the starting spot last year. The second is LSU transfer Max Johnson, who put up strong stats with the Tigers, throwing for 26 touchdowns to seven interceptions in 2021.
The third is another freshman early enrollee in Conner Weigman, the nation’s second-best quarterback prospect and a five-star recruit. Despite his youth, Weigman can compete for the starting spot as early as his true freshman year. His presence will be fun to watch in the spring game.