Some schools will let the quarterback competition play out over the summer, but Kevin Sumlin is ready to turn the keys of the offense over to his starting quarterback for the upcoming college football season. Sumlin and Texas A&M announced Trevor Knight will be the starting quarterback for the Aggies this fall, bring one quarterback competition to a close.
Knight transferred to Texas A&M from Oklahoma last December and threw himself right into the suddenly urgent quarterback competition in College Station. The Aggies lost two quarterbacks to transfer with Kyle Allen moving to Houston (torching Texas A&M’s culture on his way) and Kyler Murray heading to Knight’s previous college home of Oklahoma. Knight was expected to be a favorite to win the starting job at Texas A&M having previously started for the Sooners and experiencing his own success in the Sooner state. Knight lost his starting job to former Texas Tech transfer Baker Mayfield.
Knight played in six games for Oklahoma last season, completing 22 of 40 pass attempts for 305 yards and two touchdowns with two interceptions and rushing for another score. The struggles of 2015 were disappointing considering Knight’s rise in 2014, leading Oklahoma with 2,300 passing yards and 14 touchdowns as a sophomore.