Texas A&M has officially announced its starting quarterback for Week 1

Week 0 of college football is upon us, and over the last few weeks we've gotten some major clarification on who will QB1 at most major schools.


Notre Dame named Jack Coan its starter a few weeks ago. Same with Cade McNamara at Michigan. And Will Levis at Kentucky.


And on Wednesday morning, we got clarification on one final quarterback battle in the SEC: Jimbo Fisher has announced that redshirt freshman Haynes King will be under center when Texas A&M kicks off its season against Kent State next week.




Ultimately if you follow this stuff closely, the news is no real surprise, as King has been the projected starter since the day that Kellen Mond wrapped his career with a win in the Orange Bowl last January. Still, nothing became official until Wednesday morning when King beat out Zach Calzada, a redshirt sophomore.


In terms of what to expect from King, well, not a ton is known honestly. He threw just four passes last season, after a decorated high school career playing for his father in Texas. He is known as more of a dual-threat guy than a true drop-back passer.


Still, he is the key for an Aggies team that has about as much hype coming into this season as any since Johnny Manziel was on campus. The Aggies went 9-1 last year, finished fifth in the final College Football Playoff standings and beat North Carolina to claim the Orange Bowl title.


More importantly, they return a ton off that team, including one of the SEC's best running backs (Isaiah Spiller), an elite tight end (Jalen Wydermyer) and Ainais Smith at wide receiver. Caleb Chapman is also back at wide receiver after suffering an injury in the middle of last season.


Still, everything rests on the shoulders of the quarterback. And we all officially now know who that is.


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