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Putting the team first has to be a hard thing for Texas A&M Aggies new backup quarterback Jerrod Johnson to do, especially considering the circumstances that earned him his new position.
Johnson, who holds that Texas A&M school record for passing yards (8,011) and touchdown passes (67), was benched for junior quarterback Ryan Tannehill after three straight losses.
It turns out that Mike Sherman actually has a pretty good team—a Big 12 South contender—in College Station, Texas, and their biggest problem was their record-setting quarterback, who threw nine interceptions in a three-game span and also lost three straight contests before his time ran out as the starter.
Since Johnson was benched for Tannehill, the Aggies have rattled off five straight victories, including a 33-19 beat down of the Oklahoma Sooners.
And with Texas A&M appearing to end up with the short end of the stick should a tie in the Big 12 South occur, many Aggies are left wondering if starting Tannehill all season could have helped them win an extra game or two.
Going from one of the nation's most dynamic playmakers to a guy that is being buried on the depth chart in the latter half of his senior year is a very tough pill for Johnson to swallow.