LSU Football: How Myles Brennan may be just as good as Joe Burrow

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

LSU football quarterback Myles Brennan is on pace for a great season.

The biggest question that LSU football faced entering the 2020 season was how quarterback Myles Brennan would fare in replacing Joe Burrow.

Burrow’s 2019 season was historically impressive.

In 15 games, Burrow tossed for 5,671 yards and 60 touchdowns.

Those numbers are simply incredible.

It’s easy to see why so much attention was put on Brennan and whether or not he would be a capable replacement for Burrow.

So far, though, Brennan has proved to be more than capable of replacing Burrow.

In fact, Brennan is surprisingly on a similar pace to Burrow’s historic 2019 season.

LSU football’s Myles Brennan is faring quite well in replacing Joe Burrow

Through three games this season, Brennan has passed for 1,112 yards and 11 touchdowns.

That’s obviously a pretty good start to the season.

If you extrapolate those numbers out to a 15 game season, they’re even more impressive.

Brennan is on pace to pass for 5,560 yards and 55 touchdowns — very similar to the numbers Burrow put up last season.

Now, I’m sure there’s some doubt that Brennan will be able to keep up his current pace against teams like Alabama, Auburn, and others.

But here’s what folks might be forgetting — Brennan hasn’t had the luxury this season of playing against Georgia Southern, Northwestern State and Utah State like Burrow did last season.

Brennan is on this pace against SEC competition after just three career starts. Burrow had an entire season of starting (in 2018) before he accomplished his historic season.

And let’s not forget that Brennan doesn’t have Justin Jefferson, Ja’Marr Chase, or Clyde Edwards-Helaire on the roster, either.

There’s obviously a lot of season left — things can change quickly.

But for now, I think it’s time to start giving Brennan some respect. He’s one of the best quarterbacks in the SEC already. And he’s just going to get better from here.

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Brennan might not be Burrow — he still has a lot to prove — but I think it’s safe to say he’s going to be a great college quarterback. And I have a feeling NFL teams are already drooling over his potential.