Texas A&M decides on starting QB against Florida amid flu outbreak, per report
Texas A&M is reportedly going with Haynes King at quarterback on Saturday against Florida.
Connor Weigman, who got his first career start for the Aggies in Week 9 against Ole Miss, is reportedly among the players affected by the flu outbreak in College Station. 247Sports reports that King is set to start with Eli Stowers serving as the backup QB as Weigman did not get cleared and remains under the weather.
King was Texas A&M’s QB1 to open the season. In Week 3, however, Jimbo Fisher made a change and went with Max Johnson for the Miami game. Johnson was injured against Mississippi State and lost for the rest of the 2022 season.
At No. 6 Alabama, King got the start in the 24-20 loss to the Crimson Tide. King was also the starter for Texas A&M’s 30-24 loss at South Carolina.
In King’s 5 appearances this season, Texas A&M has not scored more than 24 points against an FBS defense. The Aggies defeated FCS program Sam Houston State 31-0 to open the 2022 season. With Weigman, Texas A&M scored 28 points against the Rebels.
King is 81-of-142 passing for 941 yards, 6 touchdowns and 6 interceptions. He has rushed 27 times for 95 yards and a TD.
Texas A&M-Florida is set for noon ET Saturday, airing on ESPN.
Correction: The article has been updated to note Max Johnson where Zach Calzada was mentioned.