Texas A&M football fans have seen enough and want Haynes King to take a clipboard now.
After a less than stellar first half against Sam Houston State, Texas A&M football fans have seen enough: They want Haynes King benched yesterday.
King won the starting quarterback job against LSU transfer Max Johnson, along with former top rookie Conner Weigman. Although he was the Aggies’ starting quarterback early last year, King broke his leg and Zach Calzada took his place. Despite beating Alabama at home, Calzada decided to transfer to dysfunctional Auburn, where he wouldn’t beat TJ Finley for that job…
Aggies fans on TexAgs don’t like how King is a certified pick machine who looks at wide receivers like it’s his job. Are they right or should we all relax for a hot minute?
Texas A&M football fans want Haynes King benched after just one quarter
During the first half of their opener against Sam Houston State, King completed 10 of 19 passes for 231 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. He also led the team on the ground with 17 yards on four carries, as the Bearkats defense held off Devon Achane (eight carries for just eight yards). Either way, the nation’s No. 6 team held a 17-0 lead over an FCS opponent.
Although Sam Houston State is one of the best teams in the FCS, along with quarterbacking former Georgia Tech starter Jordan Yates, Texas A&M is widely considered the third-best team in the SEC behind only Alabama and Georgia. The Aggies have been recruiting like Alabama and Georgia lately, but they’ve been about an 8-4 team under Fisher, outside of their strong 2020 COVID season.
Fisher may be more comfortable with King at quarterback, but he lacks the drive Johnson displayed previously at LSU, as well as Weigman’s upside. A lot can change by then, but do you really think King is the man who will beat Alabama in Tuscaloosa and Georgia in Atlanta to make the College Football Playoff for the first time in Texas football history? A&M? Nope…
Look for Johnson and Weigman to keep pushing King to play better, or possibly overtake him.
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