Backup QB For Texas A&M Football Seeking Greener Pastures?
Let’s get this out of the way now: even if Max Johnson does end up transferring, there should be absolutely zero ill will towards the guy. He’s been an absolute warrior for this team, and has laid it all on the line. The offense hasn’t quite been a hand in glove fit for his skillset like it was for Conner’s, but he has put everything he has out there. Especially with recent reporting by Travis L. Brown of the Bryan-College Station Eagle that Johnson suffered a cracked rib against South Carolina and yet still played against Ole Miss, putting up one of his more impressive performances of the year despite the red zone INT, this is a guy that deserves nothing but appreciation from Texas A&M football fans.
All that said, you can see easily why Max may be considering a change in scenery. He’s finished as runner-up twice in the QB competition, and though the guy who beat him out the first time himself left through the portal, it seems manifestly evident that Weigman will be the starter once again. I suppose it’s not written in stone, especially with a new coaching staff coming in, and for that reason, Max could stay. It is also possible that one change of school is enough in his book, and he may want to remain here with his brother. As things stand, though, Max is skilled enough to be starting in several places, but he is not more skilled than the guy he’s going up against here. He may choose to utilize his remaining two years of eligibility elsewhere.