Fisher names Weigman Texas A&M’s starting QB
Dave Wilson, ESPN Personnel WriterAug 28, 2023, 03:04 PM ET
- Dave Wilson is an editor for ESPN.com because 2010. He formerly operated at The Dallas Early Morning News, San Diego Union-Tribune and Las Vegas Sun.Jimbo Fisher revealed Monday that sophomore Conner Weigman will be Texas A&M’s starting quarterback.Weigman beat out Max Johnson, the previous LSU transfer who started 14
games for the Tigers and led the Aggies to wins over Miami and Arkansas before a hand injury against Mississippi State sidelined him for the rest of the season.Weigman, the No. 27 overall in the 2022 ESPN 300, was the No. 1-ranked pocket passer in the class, and began last season as the third-stringer behind Haynes King, who has actually because moved to Georgia Tech, and Johnson.Weigman ended up beginning the last 4 games, becoming the only FBS player with more than 120 pass efforts who did not toss an interception, completing 73 of 132 passes for 896 yards and 8 goals. He finished 12 of 18 passes for 155 yards and 2 goals in an upset of No. 6 LSU to end up the season.This year, he is expected to shoulder more of the load in brand-new coordinator Bobby Petrino’s offense as the Aggies attempt to rebound from in 2015’s 5-7 season.The Aggies face New Mexico (7 p.m. ET, ESPN) on Saturday in College Station.