It’s been rumored for months that redshirt freshman Haynes King was the favorite to win Texas A&M’s starting gig over redshirt sophomore Zach Calzada. On Wednesday, head coach Jimbo Fisher made it official. King will start in Texas A&M’s season opener against Kent State on Saturday, Sept. 4.
QB1 = @haynes_king10— Texas A&M Athletics Communications (@12thmanPR) August 25, 2021
Head Coach Jimbo Fisher tells @johngranato and @LanceZierlein on ESPN 97.5 FM that King is QB1 to open the season on Sept. 4 at home vs. Kent State. #GigEm pic.twitter.com/4aKBbcKEkk
While Calzada appears to have the stronger arm, King’s mobility and speed has the potential to be a game-changer, especially with the Aggies replacing four of five starters along the offensive line. King was also the higher-rated recruit, which is a big part of what led many to believe he would win the job. Not to mention that our detailed analysis last week gave King the clear advantage.
This will be the first time under Jimbo Fisher that someone not named Kellen Mond will start a game under center, and the Ags have the potential for a monster season. But a lot of that will hinge on the success of King. Let’s see what happens!