Elko says Weigman is top option for Texas A&M football, will be limited this spring

The star quarterback for Texas A&M football will not be at 100% this spring.

Sep 23, 2023; College Station, Texas, USA; Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Conner Weigman (15) in
Sep 23, 2023; College Station, Texas, USA; Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Conner Weigman (15) in / Maria Lysaker-USA TODAY Sports

Mike Elko: Conner Weigman not at 100% for Texas A&M football during spring, but will practice with team

When Conner Weigman went down last year, the season radically changed for Texas A&M football. What had been a promising year thus far all of a sudden got a lot murkier after the star signal caller for the Aggies was no longer behind center.

What was originally thought to be an injury that would keep him out for only a couple of weeks soon turned out to be a season-ending matter. This was a crushing blow for the Aggies; Weigman had played like one of the top quarterbacks in the country up until that point, and though Max Johnson was certainly capable, he was unable to rise to the same level that Weigman had been operating at.

Weigman is apparently even still in recovery mode from that injury, based on comments that Mike Elko made earlier today ahead of spring ball starting. The good news is that he is not behind in his recovery; however, he is not operating at full capacity at the moment.

I'm completely fine being careful with this one. Weigman has demonstrated his considerable skill multiple times, so having him not go full bore at first is a prudent move. As Elko mentioned, there are two young gunslingers at the position for the Aggies who have played quite efficiently. Marcel Reed and Jaylen Henderson getting reps is in no way a bad thing.

Weigman figures to have a huge year this fall. Klein's offense is the perfect environment for him to flourish, and I am convinced he will be able to do just that. With the way he performed in tougher circumstances—IE, when playing in Jimbo Fisher's offense—I am confident that the skills he displayed will only be heightened in this new-look Aggie offense.