Texas A&M football: What Haynes King injury means for Aggies, Zach Calzada
Although Texas A&M escaped Denver over the weekend with a gritty 10-7 win over Colorado, the Aggies did not come out of the game unscathed. Redshirt freshman starting quarterback Haynes King suffered a broken leg in the first half against the Buffaloes and is out indefinitely, meaning coach Jimbo Fisher and Co. must turn to redshirt sophomore Zach Calzada as the new starter.
King is a former top-150 recruit who impressed during the offseason and showed flashes in the Aggies’ opening win over Kent State, completing 21 of 33 attempts for 292 yards and two touchdowns — although he did toss three interceptions. Calzada struggled against Colorado, going just 18-of-38 for 183 yards and one touchdown as A&M’s offense struggled.
Former Alabama quarterback and current ESPN analyst Greg McElroy discussed where A&M’s offense is at with Calzada heading into SEC play, which starts on Sept. 25 with a neutral-site game against Arkansas.