LSU Football: Myles Brennan is getting massively overlooked heading into 2020

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

LSU football’s Myles Brennan will carry the torch from Joe Burrow for the Tigers in 2020.

LSU football quarterback Myles Brennan has the unenviable task of following Joe Burrow in Baton Rouge.

Brennan could have an exceptional 2020 season and it will still likely pale in comparison to Burrow’s ridiculous 2019 season.

But while Brennan almost certainly won’t put up Burrow like numbers in his first season as the Tigers’ starter, he still has the chance to be a really, really good quarterback for LSU.

Brennan is a former four-star recruit who was rated by 247Sports as the No. 4 pro-style quarterback in the nation and the No. 112 overall 2017 recruit. Burrow, by comparison, was rated as the No. 7 dual-threat quarterback in the nation and the No. 210 overall 2015 recruit in the nation.

Similarly rated players, essentially.

Brennan was a massive star in high school, setting numerous high school state records in Mississippi. He set records for total offense (16,168), passing touchdowns (166) and passing yards (15,138) in a career. Brennan tossed for 3,982 yards, 48 touchdowns and only three interceptions as a senior (Joe Burrow like numbers).

I think LSU will be just fine at quarterback next season.

But despite the impressive resumé that Brennan has, he’s still being mostly overlooked by the national media.

The Athletic’s Bruce Feldman recently wrote a story about which quarterback could come out of nowhere in 2020 and overtake Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence or Ohio State’s Justin Fields as the top quarterback in the 2021 NFL Draft (basically like Burrow did last season).

Feldman interviewed 15 people (NFL coaches, scouts, draft analysts) to get their opinion on who could significantly raise their stock in 2020. Feldman provided 18 names to the panel. Those 18 names included Brennan.

But no one on the panel mentioned Brennan as a possible player who could crash the draft in 2021. In fact, the only person that mentioned Brennan at all was an unnamed former NFL quarterback, who simply put Brennan in the “no” column.

"The former NFL quarterback who is entrenched in the quarterback training space assessed my list into these groupings: “Yes: Brice, Mills, Trask, Clifford and Morgan. Maybe: Newman and Purdy. No: Brennan, Ehlinger, Thompson-Robinson, Mond, Martinez, Milton.”"

Brennan has a bigger arm than Burrow. Brennan has talent. And he learned from one of the greatest college quarterbacks of all time for two years.

Oh, and he has some of the best weapons in college football. Ja’Marr Chase is the best wide receiver in the nation. Arik Gilbert is a future stud at tight end. And Terrace Marshall will probably be a first round pick eventually.

There’s no reason that Brennan can’t be one of the top quarterback options in the 2021 draft.

Of course, LSU fans are certainly hoping he won’t be available to draft in the 2021 NFL Draft. Brennan has two years of eligibility remaining. If he lives up to his potential, it could mean more national championships for the Tigers.

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Hmm, maybe it’s a good thing the national media is underestimating Brennan.