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Is LSU QB Myles Brennan underrated or overrated ahead of the 2020 season?

LSU Tigers Wire logo LSU Tigers Wire 6/24/2020 Crissy Froyd
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LSU football has a lot of replacing and reworking to do as the program tries to run it back after last season’s national championship victory over Clemson.

One player the nation will particularly have its eyes on is Tigers quarterback Myles Brennan, who is expected to replace a departed Joe Burrow in 2020.

The redshirt junior was hyped a good bit as a recruit, expected to be the starter before Burrow transferred from Ohio State ahead of the 2018 season. He was beaten out by the former Buckeye, who went on to make college football history and completely change the stereotype of the quarterback position at LSU.

For someone who was so highly-touted coming out of high school, it’s a bit alarming that LSU was still looking to bring on a transfer ahead of a season many expected him to start — and you got the sense that the quarterback competition was still very much open even before Burrow was in the picture.

Expectations for Brennan for 2020 are split, but the general vibe seems to be that there’s a lot of confidence that Brennan will do big things at LSU.

Some analysts have even gone as far as saying he has the ability to take the team to the College Football Playoff against the odds.

But many of his performances in limited action have been less-than-impressive.

Over three seasons in Baton Rouge, Brennan has passed for 600 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions.

Looking at what film we do have to work with, Brennan has shown what seems to be continuous improvement — a product of both his own patience and the fact he had one hell of a mentor.

But at times, we’ve also seen a signal-caller who seems rattled and shows suspect decision-making.

Trying to piece together exactly what Brennan is right now is impossible, given how much is still unknown about him.

We should have a much clearer picture soon enough though, when LSU returns to the football field later this year.

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