LSU Football: Power ranking the QBs on the Tigers’ roster

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3. TJ Finley — Sophomore

When Myles Brennan got hurt early last season, Orgeron turned to true freshman TJ Finley to lead the offense. Finley got the nod over fellow true freshman Max Johnson.

Finley started five games for the Tigers last season, going 2-3 in those starts. Finley’s first few starts went well, then he struggled. That’s why Orgeron turned to Johnson for the final two games of the season.

So where does Finley stand entering the 2021 season?

Well, it doesn’t feel likely that he’s going to be among the top two quarterbacks. Finley struggled in LSU’s spring game and the offense never felt in sync with him under center. That’s obviously just one practice. But there hasn’t been a lot of buzz surrounding Finley this spring.

Now, clearly, Orgeron saw something he liked a lot in Finley last fall. That’s why he received the first five starts after Brennan’s injury. It would be unwise to completely write off Finley. But based on what we’ve seen this spring, I don’t think he’s going to be one of the top options for LSU this season.