LSU Football: Garrett Nussmeier compared by teammate to NFL superstar QB

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True freshman Garrett Nussmeier almost certainly won’t be LSU football‘s starting quarterback in 2021.

Sophomore Max Johnson or redshirt senior Myles Brennan will likely win the job.

But that doesn’t mean Nussmeier’s future at LSU is dull.

Quite the opposite, actually.

Tigers head coach Ed Orgeron is a big fan of Nussmeier. And he hasn’t been shy about praising the young quarterback this offseason.

“I do see some similarities that Garrett has (with former LSU quarterback Joe Burrow) as far as leadership, as far as competitiveness, ability to make plays,” said Orgeron in April (via USA Today). “I think he’s only going to get better here. I think he’s going to be a great quarterback here. I’m very pleased with him.”

Garrett Nussmeier’s teammate compares him to an NFL superstar

Tigers offensive lineman Austin Deculus spoke to reporters on Monday at SEC Media Days and he was also quick to praise Nussmeier.

“He’s (Nussmeier) been coming in, and he’s one of those Patrick Mahomes-type guys. He likes throwing his special little passes,” said Deculus (via 247Sports).

That’s a lofty comparison by Deculus.

But it should be encouraging for LSU fans.

Nussmeier has the talent to be a star in the SEC. But he needs to wait his turn.

While Nussmeier may have the highest ceiling of any quarterback currently on the Tigers’ roster, he doesn’t have the necessary experience to serve as LSU’s starting quarterback — at least not yet. That’s why either Johnson or Brennan will win the job.

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Nussmeier’s time, however, is coming. And it sounds like he’s going to be a lot of fun to watch in Baton Rouge.