Texas A&M Football: Each QB’s best claim to start in 2022

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

The Texas A&M football team has a true three-man quarterback competition for the 2022 season

By far, the biggest storyline surrounding the Texas A&M football team this offseason is in regards to the quarterback situation. As things stand, the Aggies’ starter under center in 2022 could be one of a few players. Primarily, this competition stands between Max Johnson and Haynes King, with incoming freshman Conner Weigman maintaining a chance to sneak into the race.

Part of the reason why this could become college football’s best competition is that there isn’t a clear leader.

That said, each player has his own benefits, with some stronger than others. Here’s what each Aggie quarterback’s claim to the starting role is in 2022.

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Haynes King’s Claim: System experience

In terms of long-term potential, Haynes King might be the highest-risk, highest-reward player here. The original Aggie starter from a year ago showed this in his one and only full start last season, where he threw two touchdowns and three interceptions.

King’s primary claim to the starting role is simple — he has two full years of experience in this system, while the other two quarterbacks will be learning from scratch.

Max Johnson’s Claim: SEC starting experience

If you ask me, Max Johnson seems like the most rational choice to be the Aggies’ starting quarterback. After a year and a half as the starter at LSU, Johnson has proven that he can be a reliable high-volume passer. During that stretch, he threw for 36 touchdowns and just seven interceptions.

That, in itself, is his biggest claim to the starting spot. I’ve said this before and I’ll probably say it 85 more times before the start of the season — Johnson gives this team the highest floor out of all quarterbacks on the roster.

Conner Weigman’s Claim: Sheer talent

Just as I think Johnson is the most likely quarterback, I think Conner Weigman is the last likely starting quarterback. It’s not a knock against Weigman — just the simple fact that he is a freshman in the toughest league in college sports.

Weigman does hold one claim over the other two passers — raw talent. The incoming Aggie quarterback was the only five-star prospect out of high school among these three players and has the best arm of all three. What could hold him back is whether or not he is able to adjust to the system quickly.

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