Jimbo Fisher expounds on traits that make Haynes King the new starting QB
There are several reasons for why Haynes King won the quarterback competition at Texas A&M, and coach Jimbo Fisher has outlined them in recent days.
On Friday morning, he joined “McElroy and Cubelic In The Morning” to discuss what set him apart in the competition. Fisher explained that everything from pass protection, to run checks were among the reasons he got the nod.
“First and foremost, I think his decision-making overall from the pocket, not just in the passing game, but in the running game,” Fisher said. “And he can play from the pocket, he played extremely well from the pocket. We all know his athleticism and things of that nature, but he would be a great quarterback if he couldn’t run.”
Fisher was also happy that King took intelligent chances down the field, especially for a young guy.
“I just think his overall decision making and grasp of what we were trying to accomplish per play, and then how it would change per situation,” Fisher said. “I think he did a great job red zone, third down … and then I think our team. Our team rallies around him very well. It was a very tight competition, Zach (Calzada) had a great camp too, but I think the day in, day out consistency of what Haynes did is what put him ahead.”
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