LSU Football: Myles Brennan passed on a unique opportunity

Myles Brennan. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
Myles Brennan. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports /

LSU football quarterback Myles Brennan was on an impressive pace in 2020 before an injury sidelined him for the final seven games of the season.

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.

That’s not too far off from Joe Burrow’s incredible 2019 season (Burrow passed for 5,671 yards, 60 touchdowns, and six interceptions in 2019).

Unfortunately for Brennan, an abdomen injury meant his season was over after his impressive three-game stretch to start the year.

Myles Brennan’s strange injury baffled doctors

Brennan suffered a torn abdomen in the Tigers’ week three loss to Missouri.

Despite the injury, Brennan still passed for 430 yards against Mizzou.

Brennan’s status the rest of the season was basically week-to-week, as the injury had to heal and no one knew what that timeline would look like.

There’s a reason no one was sure how long Brennan would be out.

It’s because the injury that Brennan suffered completely baffled doctors.

Brennan told reporters on Thursday (via Brody Miller) that the team sent MRIs of the injury to NFL teams, baseball teams, golf coaches, and tennis coaches. No one had ever seen that type of injury before.

Surgery was an option for Brennan. But it would’ve been the first surgery of its type.

Because of that, the surgeons actually offered to name the surgery after Brennan.

The LSU signal-caller, however, opted to let the injury heal on its own.

That approach apparently worked. Brennan says he is now 100 percent and ready to go.

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The Tigers have a legit quarterback battle on their hands (between Brennan, Max Johnson, and TJ Finley). Ultimately, I think Brennan will be the guy for LSU this season. But if he’s not, it won’t be because he’s not healthy.