Does Texas A&M possess the best QB depth chart in college football for 2023?
The 2023 college football season is still about five months away, but spring football has begun in College Station, Texas as the Aggies are gearing up for their first-weekend practice, with a chance to witness three signal callers that represent the present, and future at the quarterback position for the maroon and white.
Barring any offseason setbacks, sophomore Conner Weigman is set to start his first full season in Aggieland after going 2-2 in his final four starts of the 2022 season, throwing for 896 yards, eight touchdowns, and zero interceptions while flashing nearly all of the 5-star traits that led him to become one of the most sought after prospects in the 2022 recruiting class.
Directly behind him stands senior southpaw and battle-tested Max Johnson, who started three games last season while throwing for 517 yards, three touchdowns, and no interceptions before suffering a season-ending hand injury in the loss to Mississippi State. To Weigman’s credit, Johnson would be the presumed starter for nearly 100 other FBS programs if he chose to transfer after last season, but as the son of Super Bowl XXXVII-winning quarterback Brad Johnson, he’ll never back down from a challenge.
Last but not least, 4-star freshman quarterback Marcel Reed out of the 2023 recruiting class may just be the third man or “emergency quarterback” on the depth chart in its early stages, but after choosing Texas A&M over Ole Miss in late December, Reed has everything it takes to develop into a starter in the SEC ranging from accuracy, touch, arm strength, and ability to extend plays with his feet. *Note, Marcel Reed is currently completing his final year of high school and is not participating in spring football.
So, throw all three young men with all the talent, experience, and potential you could ask for in a room with Jimbo Fisher and Bobby Petrino’s offensive acumen, and you’ve got yourself one heck of a quarterback room that is sure to yield much better results in 2023.
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