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

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1. Max Johnson — Sophomore

I’m fully on the Max Johnson train at this point.

I love his upside. I love how he plays. His dual-threat ability will open the playbook a tremendous amount under new offensive coordinator Jake Peetz. And that’s what I believe separates Johnson from Brennan.

Plus, I think Johnson just has that it factor. He showed it when he led the Tigers to an upset win against Florida last year. He’s a gamer.

There are still times that Johnson looks like a young quarterback. His first drive in the spring game wasn’t great (4-of-9 for48 yards). But in the third quarter, Johnson found his groove and went 7-of-7 for 120 yards.

Johnson is quick with the football. His ball placement is good. And the team seems to play with some extra juice when he’s under center.

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Things could change. But for now, I think Johnson is the best option to start for the Tigers this fall.