PFF: Texas A&M football's Weigman "dark horse" to be QB1 in 2025 NFL draft

Texas A&M football's signal caller is getting some major respect ahead of the 2024 football season.
Sep 2, 2023; College Station, Texas, USA; Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Conner Weigman (15)
Sep 2, 2023; College Station, Texas, USA; Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Conner Weigman (15) / Maria Lysaker-USA TODAY Sports

Pro Football Focus calls Texas A&M football's QB a "dark-horse QB1 candidate next April"

Texas A&M football fans already expect big things out of Conner Weigman for this upcoming year, but the thought generally goes that he is something of a slept-on prospect at this point in his career. Thanks to an unfortunate injury last year, the country was not shown his ability to the same degree that the Maroon and White faithful had hoped.

For those who did pay attention, however, they were treated to an eye-popping display of passing prowess. Weigman's game against Miami, though not anything that will leap off the page at you statistically were you to simply look at the box score, was something to behold in real time.

Miami DC Lance Guidry was hitting the Aggie offense with every blitz in the book, and #15 had to deal with blitzers in his face all day. His repeated, accurate deliveries under unrelenting pressure looked like pro-level stuff out there in Coral Gables.

Even against less talented competition, his ability to layer the ball and place it on target is eye-catching. The tape against New Mexico and ULM should not be written off simply because these were less-talented teams; there's still something to be gained by examining his performances in these games.

It is for these reasons that the Aggie faithful are hopeful about Weigman's continued development. It looks like this isn't something that is only confined to the ranks of Aggie fans, however. PFF's Max Chadwick recently mentioned that Weigman, if he continues on his trajectory, could be placing himself in some rare air come next April.

Is this an exaggeration? Not really—the tape we've seen so far from Weigman is just that impressive. He's got an NFL arm without a doubt, and his accuracy consistently impresses. He needs to improve at presnap identification of defensive alignments, but perhaps working in Klein's offense could be an immediate boon there—Jimbo's offense is obviously notoriously complicated in every facet.

It's great that Weigman is getting this kind of buzz already. If the Texas A&M football signal caller announces himself with a big performance week 1 against Notre Dame, then I wouldn't be surprised to hear his name mentioned in Heisman discussions, either.