LSU football quarterback Myles Brennan is one tough dude.
Former LSU football quarterback Joe Burrow gets a lot of attention for being “tough”.
The former Tigers standout is able to take a hit and jump up like nothing ever happened. This is a skill that’s proving to be especially important for Burrow in the NFL (the Cincinnati Bengals aren’t doing a good job of protecting Burrow).
Burrow, however, isn’t the only LSU quarterback who is tough.
Current Tigers quarterback Myles Brennan is proving to also be a tough signal-caller.
LSU football’s Myles Brennan took a big hit and never missed a beat
Brennan might not play this week against the Florida Gators (if the game isn’t canceled due to COVID-19 related concerns) because of an injury.
Tigers head coach Ed Orgeron said on Wednesday that Brennan didn’t practice on Tuesday and it’s not yet clear if he’ll be able to suit up on Saturday (true freshmen TJ Finley and/or Max Johnson would play in Brennan’s absence).
Brennan was hurt on a play in the first half of the Missouri game.
The redshirt junior quarterback was darting for the end-zone when a Mizzou defender lowered the boom.
Check out the hit below.
Asked Ed Orgeron if this was the play where Myles Brennan took the hit.
“Yeah. That’s the hit. He’s pretty bruised up… He went into halftime. He was very sore. It was hard for him to rotate to throw the ball. But he went out in the second half and didn’t blink.” #LSU https://t.co/Wc9vhKAJna pic.twitter.com/skAn4OmTsj
— Brooks Kubena (@BKubena) October 14, 2020
I’d never return to the field if I took that kind of hit.
Brennan, however, stayed in the game. And he delivered a two-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Terrace Marshall Jr two plays after this big hit.
I bet Brennan could probably play this weekend. But there’s no way the Tigers are going to allow him to risk further injury — Brennan is simply playing too well this season to take that kind of gamble.
Regardless of whether or not Brennan plays this weekend, it’s clear he’s one of the toughest quarterbacks in the SEC.