Auburn football fans have officially moved on from the three-year saga that was Bo Nix as QB1. Though the official announcement concerning who will lead the Tigers’ offense isn’t likely to come until the fall, many fans believe that the QB1 role will ultimately land in the hands of former Texas A&M Aggie Zach Calzada.
The quarterback competition has been happening on the Plains all summer long, with Robby Ashford, Holden Geriner, TJ Finley, and Zach Calzada each competing for the role. Fans have not yet gotten to see Calzada operate in an Auburn uniform as he was sidelined during the A-Day game to recover from shoulder surgery.
Though can be said for certain until games have been played this fall, many Auburn football fans believe that Zach Calzada will be successful for the Tigers. He had a great season last year at Texas A&M, and that was after being thrust into the starting position after an injury took out Haynes King.
Calzada was described by his quarterback coach as having exceptional mental toughness and football IQ, and many are looking forward to seeing how that will play out for the Tigers in Bryan Harsin’s second season on the Plains.
However, there are also plenty of doubters. Bryan Harsin is consistently being ranked as the worst coach in the SEC, people are predicting Auburn football to lose an absurd amount of games and have little success, and now, people are doubting the talent of Calzada, Auburn’s likely QB1:
If Zach Calzada does end up as the starter for the Tigers, he will have to step up in order for Auburn to be successful, and no one is saying that he is going to turn out to be the 2022 Heisman winner, but are there truly 50 quarterbacks out there that are better than Zach Calzada?