Sophomore Kyle Allen has been named the starting quarterback for this year’s Texas A&M Aggies. Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports announced the decision on Twitter.
A former four-star recruit from Scottsdale, Arizona, Allen took over at quarterback at midseason last year and threw for 1,322 yards and 16 touchdowns. Unlike Kyler Murray, a five-star freshman, he is not a dual threat quarterback a la former Aggie Johnny Manziel, and is more of a traditional pocket passer.
Just the same, his being named the starter gives Murray time to fill out a bit and learn the system gradually instead of immediately being thrown to the wolves. Though not as electrifying as his predecessors, Allen will definitely give Texas A&M plenty of opportunities to make a statement in the SEC and contend for a spot in the College Football Playoff.
Texas A&M opens the season against Arizona State at Houston’s NRG Stadium.
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