Texas A&M’s bizarre offseason with quarterbacks has finally found some stability.
Oklahoma graduate transfer Trevor Knight has been named the Aggies’ starter, Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin announced Monday.
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Sumlin has historically named a starter after the team’s spring game, which was played this past Saturday. Knight and the first-team offense played well over the weekend, which likely solidified his standing as the starter.
Former Aggies Kyler Murray and Kyle Allen split time last year at quarterback before both players transferred after the season concluded, paving the way for Knight to win the job.
Knight played in 24 games during three seasons at Oklahoma prior to transferring to Texas A&M. He completed 57.1 percent of his passes for 3,424 yards, 25 touchdowns and 19 interceptions. The former Sooner also rushed for 854 yards and nine touchdowns.
Last season, Baker Mayfield supplanted Knight as the Oklahoma starter and led the Sooners to the College Football Playoff Semifinal game. Mayfield will be back for his senior season, so Knight chose to transfer. Texas A&M was glad to take him after Murray and Allen departed.
Knight beat out junior Jake Hubenak for the starting job after he finished last season as the starter. Hubenak completed 53.3 percent of his passes for 399 yards, three touchdowns and an interception in six games.
Now, Knight has just under five months to prepare as the starter heading into the season opener against UCLA on Sept. 3.