Max Johnson Leaving Texas A&M Football as Grad Transfer
Before all the coaching news about Texas A&M football started trickling out earlier this afternoon, we had a piece of personnel news break. Max Johnson, twice backup-turned-starter in College Station, announced his intention to enter the portal as a graduate transfer after two years in the Maroon and White. Johnson transferred to Texas A&M football after spending two years in Baton Rouge as the LSU quarterback. He will have two years of eligibility remaining.
In his time at Texas A&M football, Johnson accrued 1969 passing yards and 12 touchdowns in 12 games behind center. He was a quality stopgap when Weigman went down this year and was likely the guy who should have started the year in 2022. Max was a warrior for this team, often playing through bumps, bruises, and worse in his time behind a patchwork offensive line.
Max’s brother, tight end Jake Johnson, has yet to make any sort of comment. Though there was a confluence of events that led them to arrive at Texas A&M football together, I’m not sure that necessarily means they’re a “package deal” in any sort of way. My sense is that Jake will stick things out here in College Station, at least until we see what sort of offensive coordinator new head coach Mike Elko will be bringing with him to Aggieland.
Another thing this signals to me is that Conner Weigman is likely to stick around as well. This was obviously an area of at least slight concern for the Aggies since Jimbo Fisher was shown the door recently, but I would think this move also makes it more likely that #15 will remain in Aggieland for the foreseeable future. There’s been far less made of his portal chances than a guy like Evan Stewart, anyway.
Thank you Max for your play here at A&M—once an Aggie, always an Aggie. Good luck at your next stop!