Texas A&M Football: This media outlet thinks Haynes King will start

Haynes King, Texas A&M Football (Photo by Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images)
Haynes King, Texas A&M Football (Photo by Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images) /

Without a doubt, the Texas A&M football team will have one of the best quarterback competitions in college football this offseason. After a year where A&M’s backup quarterback was a freshman walk-on, Jimbo Fisher made sure he didn’t repeat his mistake from 2021 and brought in three quarterbacks who could start on day one in 2022.

Those quarterbacks are Haynes King, Max Johnson, and Conner Weigman.

The primary discussion this offseason will be in regards to who can win the starting spot. While it seems like the primary battle will be between Haynes King and Max Johnson, incoming freshman Conner Weigman could have a say.

Saturday Down South’s Adam Spencer thinks Haynes King will be the Texas A&M football team’s starting quarterback in 2022

SDS’s Adam Spencer put together a mailbag article, answer various questions from fans. One question was in regards to the SEC’s current ongoing quarterback battles, one of which happens to be taking place in College Station.

Spencer ranked each of his choices from most confident to least confident with five different competitions selected. For Texas A&M, the SDS writer chose Haynes King to win the battle with a medium level of confidence.

Twitter, however, disagrees — just look at this thread from AggiesToday.

To give you the Reader’s Digest of the replies, virtually everybody thinks Max Johnson will win the starting role, including myself.

The positives of starting Johnson are clear — he brings a high floor to Texas A&M’s quarterback position and has two impressive years of experience at LSU. He didn’t come to A&M to ride the bench, so Jimbo Fisher must have indicated that his odds of starting were pretty good.

That said, the argument for King as next year’s starter is pretty strong as well. The original starter from 2021 knows the system better than Weigman or Johnson, so his claim to the role will be familiarity within the system.

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