Myles Brennan’s bizarre journey with the LSU Football team has officially come to an end. Not with a bang, but with the faintest whimper. The 23-year-old has been on campus for the last five years, mostly as a back-up to different veterans. Brennan backed up Danny Etling and Joe Burrow as a youngster, but once it was his turn to step up and seize the moment, he suffered a series of unfortunate season-ending injuries that eventually cost him his football career.
The sixth-year quarterback briefly entered his name into the transfer portal last year before new frontman Brian Kelly convinced him to return to Baton Rouge. Jayden Daniels’ arrival at LSU clouded a situation that, at the time, pointed toward Brennan being the starter. Now, it’s down to two as Daniels and Garrett Nussmeier vie for the title of QB1. Brennan meanwhile has officially stepped away from football as he is no longer with the Tigers.
LSU fans react to the Myles Brennan news on social media
Although Brennan still has one year of college eligibility remaining, it’s believed that he will now end his college career and step away from the game for good. The Mississippi native’s story is seen as a Shakespearean tragedy to many. Brennan committed years of his career to the university, and unfortunately, the Tigers were never able to reciprocate that commitment through on-field success. One thing remains true: few individuals have shown as much loyalty to LSU over the years than Brennan.
Kelly weighed in on the reports on Monday afternoon via Twitter. The Tigers’ head coach confirmed suspicions as he released an official statement on Brennan’s departure:
Despite Brennan’s failure to ever establish himself as the true No. 1, there are no traits that LSU fans value more than commitment and loyalty. The Tigers’ faithful were obviously stunned to hear the news on Monday afternoon. Nevertheless, they had a lot to say on social media:
The overall feeling in the college football world is that Brennan earned the respect of every fanbase through his perseverance, despite having played very few games.
All feelings aside, Brennan’s career is one for the history books. He will now undoubtedly become one of the biggest ‘what ifs’ in the recent history of college football:
It goes without saying that even though Brennan will no longer be a member of Kelly’s team, the fanbase will continue to support him in whatever life holds for him in the future.
If there is a silver lining in this unfortunate situation, Brennan’s efforts weren’t for nothing. He received a quality education at LSU that will set him up for the future. Further, he was able to cash in on his name, image and likeness over the last few months.
Best of luck to Myles in whatever the future has in store for him!