LSU football will have a hard time replacing Joe Burrow in 2020.
Joe Burrow played his final game for the LSU Tigers on Monday night.
(And he went out as a national champion.)
With Burrow moving on the NFL, it means the Tigers will need a new starting quarterback in 2020.
LSU has several options on the roster, with sophomore Myles Brennan being the expected top option.
But LSU might have another option.
Houston quarterback D’Eriq King announced on Monday that night that he’s entering the transfer portal.
I’ve entered the portal I think it’s best for me and my family!
— King (@DeriqKing_) January 14, 2020
It’s quite interesting that King announced he’s entering the portal in the middle of the championship game. It’s also interesting that King recently followed LSU passing game coordinator Joe Brady on Twitter.
King, a former three-star recruit from Texas, took a redshirt in 2019 after appearing in only four games. At the time, he said he planned on remaining at Houston for the 2020 season.
But apparently plans changed.
King would certainly be an interesting option for LSU. In 2018, the dynamic quarterback passed for 2,982 yards, 36 touchdowns and only six interceptions. He also rushed for 674 yards and 14 touchdowns.
Any quarterback that accounts for 50 total touchdowns in a season has the potential to be a game changer.
Obviously, he wouldn’t just be handed the job. It would be a battle between Brennan and King (just like it was in 2018), but I think this is a match that could make sense.
King would give LSU an experienced quarterback to take over for Burrow (kind of like the Oklahoma model of rolling in transfer quarterbacks), while LSU would give King a chance to enhance his NFL draft stock.
(Any quarterback in the country would love to throw passes to Ja’Marr Chase.)
This is certainly a situation worth monitoring in the coming days/weeks/months.