LSU Football: Ranking the QBs most likely to transfer out of Baton Rouge

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2. Max Johnson — Sophomore

I feel pretty confident in saying that Max Johnson will either be the Tigers’ starting quarterback or the top backup in 2021.

And I think that’s enough to keep the Georiga native in Baton Rouge.

Johnson finished the 2020 season as the Tigers’ starting quarterback, going 2-0 against Florida and Ole Miss.

Because he went 2-0, Johnson received the first snaps of spring practice, which signals that LSU’s coaching staff views him as a potential starter this year.

I know Orgeron says the quarterback race is a four-way battle, but it really feels like this is between Brennan and Johnson.

If Brennan wins the job, Johnson will be the next guy up. It’s hard to imagine the No. 2 quarterbacks at LSU transferring as a sophomore. Especially if the No. 1 quarterback is a guy coming off a serious abdomen injury.