Former LSU football standout is down on Myles Brennan’s arm

LSU Football quarterback Myles Brennan (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
LSU Football quarterback Myles Brennan (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) /

Former LSU football standout Ryan Clark is skeptical when it comes to Myles Brennan’s arm.

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

Brennan, a redshirt junior, will take over for Joe Burrow, an unenviable task that will undoubtedly result in some unfair comparisons to the instant-legend.

Tigers head coach Ed Orgeron has spent a considerable amount of time this spring talking up Brennan. Coach O told reporters in March that he expects Brennan to “explode” in 2020.

“I think we’re going to have us one heck of a player. I’ve always believed in Myles. I believe he’s a championship quarterback, and I believe he’s going to be ready for this,” said Orgeron when previewing LSU’s spring practice earlier this year.

It’s obvious that Coach O believes in Brennan.

And so does offensive coordinator Steve Ensminger, who told reporters last week “I am very confident that Myles is ready to lead this football team”.

But not everyone is convinced.

A skeptical former LSU standout

Former Tigers safety Ryan Clark, who now works for ESPN, created some waves on Twitter this week when he publicly doubted Brennan’s arm strength.

Brennan has been praised for his above-average arm dating back to his days as a four-star recruit, but Clark believes his arm strength is simply average.

“Certainly not elite, nor great.”


This is quite the opposite of what Orgeron believes.

“Myles has tremendous arm talent, and he’s learned how to study, how to prepare and attention to detail from Joe Burrow,” said Orgeron on National Signing Day.

This was echoed by Brennan’s high school coach Gabe Fertita, who told The Advocate earlier this year “It was evident the first day we went out there for junior high practice that he (Brennan) could sling it. I think that is one of his biggest physical attributes is the arm strength.”

It’s certainly odd to see some Tiger on Tiger crime from Clark.

I mean, sure Brennan hasn’t proved a thing yet. He hasn’t been the starter at LSU yet. But it’s clear that his coaches believe in him and his arm talent.

For Clark to suggest that Brennan’s arm is average, while the folks coaching Brennan say the opposite, is a terrible look for the former LSU safety.

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Brennan, however, will have his chance to prove Clark wrong this fall.