Current and future: Quarterbacks

As fall practice and the 2012 season approach, GigEmNation will take a look at where the Aggies stand currently and in the future at each position group. Today, we glance at the quarterbacks.


On the depth chart: Matt Joeckel, Johnny Manziel, Jameill Showers

None of the three has any starting experience at the college level, as they compete in fall camp for the starting job. Showers, a redshirt sophomore, enters camp as the favorite to win the job, based on his spring performance. He was Ryan Tannehill's backup in 2011 and is the only one of the three who has seen any sort of playing time, though it was limited (he attempted five passes in 2011). Showers brings a strong arm and some mobility to the table. Manziel, who was a high school All-American, is a playmaker, especially with his feet. The redshirt freshman can run but can also make pass plays outside of the pocket. Joeckel has a good grasp of the offense and his strength is as a pocket-passer.

Others of note: Matt Davis