Conner Weigman will turn this embarrassing stat around for Texas A&M football

The young signal caller has a chance to reverse an ignominious trend for Texas A&M football.
Sep 9, 2023; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Conner Weigman (15)
Sep 9, 2023; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Conner Weigman (15) / Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports

Conner Weigman needs to change this stat if Texas A&M football is going to achieve what fans want

As I mentioned in my article ranking the SEC quarterbacks, Texas A&M football has not had standout quarterback play in some time—arguably since the Heisman Trophy winner was behind center in College Station. There have been flashes of brilliance, but sustained excellence has been hard to come by.

There have been plenty of talented guys to come through Aggieland, of course. Kyle Allen, Kyler Murray, even Kellen Mond have had plenty of natural talent. Some of them ended up developing that talent elsewhere, of course, but the fact is that the Aggies were unable to capitalize on the talent they brought in.

This statistic released recently by CFBNumbers on Twitter helps illustrate just how dire the situation has been for Texas A&M football. This graphic is a visual representation of the last time each FBS team had a quarterback finish in the top 25 in the nation in QBR.

Without clicking over to see, give a guess as to when the last time the Aggies had a player meet that criteria.

If you said Kenny Hill in 2014, you're right on track. I don't know about you, but I find that to be pretty crazy. Hill didn't even finish the year as the starter after a spectacular burnout against Mississippi State, Ole Miss, and Alabama, yet he still finished 8th in QBR that year.

In his limited time behind center last year, Conner Weigman was one of the nation's leaders in this stat. I have every reason to believe that he can continue that level of play going into next year, especially given the updated offense that he will be running.

In fact, I'll go as far as to say that Weigman will have to rank in this stat if the team is to reach more than eight wins next year. It has been too long for the Aggies that they have not had QB play that meets the threshold required for a team to excel; Weigman represents the opportunity to buck that trend.