Brotherly Touchdown Connection for Texas A&M Football
After a scary moment involving an injury to star Aggie QB Conner Weigman, backup Max Johnson entered the game for the Aggies. As vital as Weigman has been for Texas A&M football this season, Aggie fans are lucky to have one of the best backups in the league, as Johnson spent a season as the starter for LSU.
About the same time he announced his transfer to Texas A&M back in 2022, though, his brother, Jake, made his commitment to the Aggies out of high school. Since that transpired, the possibility of a touchdown from brother to brother has hung out in the air, since one is a quarterback and one is a tight end. Today, we saw that finally come to fruition.
What a cool moment for these two. You just know this is the type of thing they’ve been discussing since long before both committed to the Aggies last year. Due to an unfortunate combination of injury—Jake started last year unable to play, and Max finished last year with an injury to his throwing hand—and depth chart issues (Max is obviously the backup this year), it began to look possible that this might not happen.
Max is looking good here in the second half—I have full confidence that Petrino made some good adjustments, just like we saw in the Miami game—and if the Aggie defense continues their stellar play, Conner may not need to return. Hopefully his injury is not too bad, but it’s great that we got such a cool moment for these two from something so unfortunate.