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Haynes King Named Texas A&M Starting QB Over Max Johnson, Conner Weigman

Adam WellsAugust 28, 2022

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Texas A&M has finally settled on a starting quarterback for the 2022 season, with Haynes King beating out Max Johnson and Conner Weigman.

Billy Liucci of TexAgs.com reported King won the competition to start for the Aggies in the season opener on Sept. 3 against Sam Houston State.

This marks the second consecutive year that King will have the opportunity to lead the Aggies' offense. He was tabbed as the No. 1 quarterback last year before suffering a season-ending leg fracture in the first quarter in the second game against Colorado.

King went 21-of-33 for 292 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions in a 41-10 win over Kent State in the one full game he played in 2021.

Now in his third year with the program, King was once a highly-touted prospect coming out of high school. He was a 4-star prospect and No. 5 dual-threat quarterback in the 2020 recruiting class, per 247Sports composite rankings.

Head coach Jimbo Fisher told reporters after the game that King underwent surgery. Zach Calzada started the final 10 games of the season, but he transferred to Auburn in January.

Texas A&M added Johnson and Weigman to the quarterback depth chart in the offseason, Johnson was LSU's starter in 2021, throwing for 2,815 yards and 27 touchdowns in 12 games. The junior transferred to the Aggies in December.

Weigman is a true freshman with a lot of hype. The Texas native was a 5-star prospect and No. 2 quarterback prospect in the 2022 recruiting class, per 247Sports composite rankings.

Expectations are incredibly high for Texas A&M going into this season. The team is ranked No. 6 in the Associated Press preseason Top 25. Alabama (No. 1) and Georgia (No. 3) are the only SEC teams above the Aggies.

Fisher has won at least eight games in each of his first four seasons with the Aggies. The team went 8-4 in 2021 and was scheduled to play Wake Forest in the Gator Bowl, but injuries and a COVID-19 outbreak forced them to withdraw from the game.

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