Texas A&M is said to be making a change of heart ahead of week 3’s visit to Miami on Saturday night.
Haynes King started the first two games of the season for No. 24 Aggies but will be replaced by LSU Max Johnson transfer against No. 13 Hurricanes Per multiple reports. Johnson, the son of former NFL QB Brad Johnson, moved to A&M after the 2021 season amid wholesale changes at LSU. He lost to King in the Aggies’ offseason QB competition.
This means that King started the season as the best QB for the Aggies for the second consecutive season. But he struggled hard in the A&M’s 17-14 loss to the Appalachian State. King was 13 of 20 for 97 yards as the Aggies had less than 200 yards of total offense. A&M 2-of-8 was in the third defeats and had possession of the ball for just over 18 minutes as the Appalachian State managed to play away to shorten the match.
A season before, King started his first two games for the Aggies before not appearing in another game for the rest of the season due to injury. King sustained a lower leg injury in the second game of the season against Colorado and was replaced by Zach Calzada. He moved to Auburn at the end of the season.
Johnson was 225 out of 373 runs for 2,815 yards and 27 TDs before a season with the Tigers. He threw for over 300 yards in the last two games of the 2021 season, including a 27-24 win over Texas A&M that picked up the LSU bowl. He was 22 of 38 passing for 306 yards and three TDs in that game and hadn’t had a game with more than one interception all season.
Johnson moved to Texas A&M where his brother Jake signed with the Aggies as part of A&M’s ranked 2022 recruiting class #1. Jake Johnson was a four-star recruit, according to Rivals, and was the ultimate fourth-ranked in the country.