LSU football quarterback Myles Brennan is in an extremely strange position entering the 2021 season.
In fact, it might be the oddest situation I’ve ever seen for a quarterback.
Brennan, a redshirt senior, was the Tigers’ starting quarterback to begin the 2020 season.
An abdomen injury, however, sidelined Brennan after three games. He missed the final seven games of the season.
True freshmen TJ Finley, who transferred to Auburn this offseason, and Max Johnson started in Brennan’s absence.
Johnson finished the season as the Tigers’ starter, going 2-0 against Florida and Ole Miss.
Who starts at QB for LSU football in 2021?
LSU went 1-2 in Brennan’s three starts last season, but those two losses certainly weren’t on the quarterback.
Brennan passed for 1,112 yards, 11 touchdowns, and three interceptions in three games (against SEC competition).
Over a 15 game season, those numbers would extrapolate to 5,560 yards, 55 touchdowns, and 15 interceptions.
Those types of numbers from an SEC quarterback would likely lead to an invitation to New York for the Heisman Trophy presentation.
And that’s where this situation becomes odd for Brennan.
He could be a legitimate threat to win the Heisman Trophy in 2021.
Or he could end up on clipboard duty and not even start for the Tigers this season.
There’s a real chance that Johnson, who has impressed during spring practice and during his two starts last season, could beat out Brennan for the starting job this fall. At this point, it’s a complete toss-up.
Going from a Heisman Trophy candidate to a backup quarterback in 2021 is a pretty big range of outcomes for Brennan.
While this is a strange position for Brennan to be in, it’s good news for LSU.
The Tigers have two high-quality quarterback options they can rely on this season. That’s bad news for the rest of the SEC.