LSU Football: Analyst views Myles Brennan as a lower tier QB

LSU football quarterback Myles Brennan before a game against Ole Miss (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
LSU football quarterback Myles Brennan before a game against Ole Miss (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) /

Myles Brennan will be LSU football’s starting quarterback in 2020.

Redshirt junior Myles Brennan has the unenviable task of following Joe Burrow as LSU football’s quarterback in 2020.

Brennan will inevitably be compared to Burrow all season, which isn’t fair. Burrow’s 2020 season was a once-in-a-lifetime season that surpassed any season from a SEC quarterback ever.

But while Brennan likely won’t replicate Burrow’s incredible 2019 season, he still has the tools to be a great quarterback for the Tigers.

Brennan has a stronger arm than Burrow, and he likely a learned a thing or two about leadership while sitting behind the former LSU quarterback for two years.

In fact, offensive coordinator Steve Ensminger hinted at that earlier this offseason.

“The best thing that happened to him (Brennan) was sitting in a room and watching film with Joe and studying Joe and everything else. I saw the difference in Myles Brennan in three practices this spring that I have not seen since he’s been here”, said Ensminger to 104.5 ESPN Baton Rouge last month.

There are still some analysts, however, that are very much in wait-and-see mode with Brennan.

247Sports national writer Charles Power, for example, recently put the expected top quarterbacks in the nation in various tiers.

Tier one included the usual names, Trevor Lawrence, Justin Fields and Trey Lance.

Brennan was placed in tier three, along with JT Daniels, Mac Jones, Adrian Martinez, etc.

Power didn’t necessarily put Brennan in tier three because he doesn’t think he’ll be good, he put him there because Brennan still has to “prove it”.

Which is completely true. Brennan has all the potential in the world. He has the ability to be great in Baton Rouge.

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But he hasn’t proved a thing yet. And just because he’s on a team loaded with playmakers doesn’t mean Brennan can take anything for granted. He needs to use his status as a “tier three” quarterback as motivation to be great in 2020.

As Ed Orgeron has said several times this offseason, Myles Brennan just needs to focus on being the best Myles Brennan he can be.