Texas A&M Aggies Daily Blitz – 8/25/21 – Aggies QB1: Haynes King

Sophomore Zach Calzada and redshirt freshman Haynes King are “both very capable of leading this team,” Aggies head coach Jimbo Fisher told the media at A&M media day.

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“Zach is an NFL talent,” said Fisher, “and Haynes is an NFL talent.” Fisher seemed pretty non-committal about naming a quarterback and about hinting at which one might have the edge, hyping both up equally all spring.
But on Wednesday, Fisher confirmed on ESPN Radio that Haynes was the guy.

Both are similar in size, with Calzada measuring at 6-4, 210-pounds, and King at 6-3, 200-pounds. But it seems the deciding factor was King’s mobility.

In the one time we’ll hear from offensive coordinator Darrell Dickey all season, he said, “Zach is probably going to be a lot better in the pocket for his (style of) game,” Dickey said, “while Haynes is going to be a guy who can really extend plays and probably keep the defense a little more honest — probably a little more scared — with his ability to make plays with his feet.”

Both are Fisher recruits, and both may have a future in CFB and the NFL. But for now, one gets the start against Kent State on September 4. And his name is Haynes King.

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