LSU Football: Myles Brennan is the perfect QB for the Tigers in 2020

LSU football QB Myles Brennan (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
LSU football QB Myles Brennan (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) /

LSU football won’t have Joe Burrow in 2020, but they’ll have the next best thing.

There’s really no way around it for LSU football in 2020 — Joe Burrow simply can’t be replaced.

Burrow’s 2019 season was one of the most dominant seasons we’ve seen from a quarterback in college football history.

Over 5,000 passing yards and 60 touchdowns against only six interceptions, while leading LSU to a 15-0 season, is something we may never see again from a quarterback.

But while LSU won’t have Burrow in 2020 (enjoy him, Bengals), they’ll have the next best thing.

Myles Brennan.

I don’t expect Brennan to explode for Burrow-like numbers this season, but I wouldn’t be shocked if he finishes the season as the top quarterback in the SEC.

It feels like a perfect situation for Brennan in 2020. From his skillset, to his background, to the players he’ll be throwing the ball to on offense.

Brennan has a big arm. He has the ability to get the ball down the field to wide receivers like Ja’Marr Chase (the best wide receiver in the country) and Terrace Marshall Jr.

With Brennan’s arm, LSU could actually stretch the field more in 2020 than they did in 2019 with Burrow. Wide receiver Trey Palmer, a speedster, will also provide a dynamic element to the Tigers’ offense. True freshman tight end Arik Gilbert is another player that will be an asset for Brennan and LSU’s offense.

But what intrigues me even more than Brennan’s arm, and the weapons he’ll have around him, is his background.

The Advocate’s Brooks Kubena recently noted that Brennan is a decedent of Louisiana restaurant royalty.

From The Advocate

"A blue blood of Louisiana’s restaurant royalty, Brennan is the descendant of an Irish family that filled the streets and sidewalks and alleyways of New Orleans’ French Quarter with aromatic promises of Creole cuisine and Bananas Foster, the great-grandson of Owen Brennan, the founding father of the Krewe of Bacchus."

I love this connection between Brennan and New Orleans.

Burrow embraced Louisiana as his adopted home. He embraced the culture.

Brennan, however, is of Louisiana. And I think that makes his story even more amazing.

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Brennan was born to lead LSU’s offense. It’s going to be fun to watch the redshirt junior quarterback go to work in 2020 with some of the most talented players in the SEC alongside him.