The 3 best LSU Football players to buy stock in this offseason

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There’s been a lot of talk about the stock market over the last couple of weeks (thanks to the Gamestop/AMC short sell saga) and believe it or not, there’s a way it can relate to LSU football.

(In a hypothetical sense, of course.)

Several Tigers saw their “stock” fall a bit in 2020. And I think those players are great “buy low” options that could end up paying huge dividends in 2021.

There are three players, specifically, that I think folks are sleeping on in 2021 that could be in for a big season.

Let’s start with the most obvious.

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LSU Football QB Myles BrennanMandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports /

Myles Brennan — Redshirt senior quarterback

It’s not like Brennan’s stock is at rock bottom, but it’s certainly lower than it was a year ago at this time.

And I get it. Brennan only played in three games last season (due to injury). And the Tigers lost two of those games.

The focus early last season was on LSU’s porous defense.

But while the defense was struggling, Brennan was on fire.

In three games, Brennan tossed for 1,112 yards, 11 touchdowns, and three interceptions.

Over a 15 game season, those numbers extrapolate to 5,560 yards, 55 touchdowns, and 15 interceptions. Those are Joe Burrow-like numbers. And what’s even more impressive is that Brennan put up those numbers without Ja’Marr Chase (who opted out of the 2020 season).

Brennan will have a new offensive coordinator in 2021 (Jake Peetz is replacing Steve Ensminger), but I think it’s clear from his play in the first three games last season that he has what it takes to be the top quarterback in the SEC.

I wouldn’t be a bit surprised to see Brennan in New York next December as a Heisman Trophy finalist.