5 biggest Texas A&M football spring practice storylines: Position battles and more

Tracking the five biggest threads to watch for Texas A&M football throughout spring practice.
Sep 16, 2023; College Station, Texas, USA; Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Conner Weigman (15)
Sep 16, 2023; College Station, Texas, USA; Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Conner Weigman (15) / Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
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Five biggest storylines for Texas A&M football during spring practice

Spring practice is finally here for Texas A&M football, and even though there's plenty of basketball and baseball news to occupy the minds of the Maroon and White faithful, the level of excitement surrounding the football team makes it so that gridiron talk is still predominant.

It will pretty much always be this way for Texas A&M—like it or not, football rules the roost for the Aggies. But even so, there's a lot of legitimate reasons to anticipate big things for the Aggies on the field this fall. Spring ball represents the start of a new era for Texas A&M—and one that has gotten off to as loud of a start off the field as you could hope.

Off the field is one thing, of course, but it's in-game performance that matters most. That aspect for the Aggies begins now, in the spring. Let's take a look at the five biggest storylines that will shape not only the spring, but the 2024 season for Texas A&M football.

1. Texas A&M football spring storylines: Conner Weigman and the quarterbacks

As head coach Mike Elko said recently, Weigman enters spring as the top guy among the signal caller group—and deservedly so. After all, when he was on the field, he did play like one of the top signal callers in the nation last year.

In the same breath, though, Elko mentioned that Weigman will be somewhat limited as he continues to recover from his injury. I don't expect this to affect his status as the top option behind center at all, but it could allow for more repts for the guys behind him.

In that vein, it will be interesting to see which of Marcel Reed and Jaylen Henderson wins the day as the top backup for the Ags. Both looked great in their time on the field for A&M, and if—heaven forbid—injury strikes once more, this could be a grimly relevant question.

It feels like Reed definitely has a higher upside, but Henderson was a revelation for the Aggies when he stepped in. I'm excited to see how this one pans out—but hopefully we only see these guys in mop-up duty in the 2024 season.