Will Johnson Start at QB For Texas A&M Football Today?
Early in the week, despite the Aggie quarterback going the distance against Ole Miss, rumors started to leak out that Max Johnson was injured and would be unable to go for Texas A&M football. Jimbo was asked about this several times, and gave a similar answer in each instance. At his press conference, he said that Max was practicing and was expected to start; again, on the SEC teleconference call on Wednesday, Jimbo mentioned that Max was “doing what [he] need[s] to do” to start and was practicing. Other than that, there hadn’t been much in the way of solid intel or information about Johnson’s status.
There has still not been any solid report one way or the other regarding whether Max Johnson will be available today. However, on Texags Radio yesterday, Texags co-owner and chief editor Billy Liucci mentioned that he did not expect Max to be able to play in this game. For what it’s worth, he also mentioned that the two starting cornerbacks for Texas A&M football had been practicing and should play, while Evan Stewart had not been. Liucci said that if the Aggies were to go without Johnson, that Jaylen Henderson would be the guy at signal caller.
If what Liucci says is correct—and he does not speak idly about these things—and the Aggies are without Johnson, this game becomes a bit more treacherous. The Aggies are still the more talented team by far and have been playing better overall, but a switch at QB can shift the vibes quickly, as we have seen. If Johnson is indeed out, let’s hope that he can return somewhat quickly—the Aggies host ACU next weekend before making a trip to Baton Rouge to close out the regular season.