It has been the biggest topic of the off-season surrounding Texas A&M football, Who would be the starting quarterback on a team that otherwise appears ready to make a run towards the College Football Playoff.
That interest continued through fall camp, as Haynes King and Max Johnson took virtually equal repetitions with the first team offense in practice and the scrimmages.
During last Wednesday’s final fall camp press conference, head coach Jimbo Fisher gave zero leeway regarding who he would name as the starting quarterback for the 2022 campaign, stating “We’ll announce it when we’re ready” leaving all of us wondering when that moment would be, and how close it would come to their season-opener on Sept. 3rd against Sam Houston State at Kyle Field. Well, I hope you’re enjoying your Saturday so far because we’ve finally received an answer to the question that has put all of us on pause for the last week. Without further ado, say hello to your new starting quarterback for the 2022 season, Redshirt Sophomore Haynes King!
BREAKING: Third-year man @haynes_king10 has won a highly-competitive fall camp battle and has been tabbed as Texas A&M's starter entering the season.
— Billy Liucci (@billyliucci) August 27, 2022
This comes as no surprise after what we have witnessed during fall camp, as the competition between Haynes King and LSU transfer Max Johnson has been neck and neck, though Haynes, who has now been in the offensive system for two full seasons has the trust of his head coach and coordinators while displaying a unique duel threat ability that may have given him the edge in the final days of camp. With the mental drive to prove his worth on the field after a season-ending injury in week 2 against Colorado last season, King has been preparing for his comeback year since said injury, with today’s news proving that he is ready for all the challenges that lie ahead. Gig ‘Em, Haynes, and BTHO Sam Houston State!