LSU QB Brennan questionable for Saturday
LSU junior quarterback Myles Brennan might need another week to recover from what is being labeled a “significant lower-body injury,” potentially leaving the Tigers to find another option against South Carolina on Saturday.
Head coach Ed Orgeron listed Brennan’s status as questionable, adding that the redshirt junior, who is replacing No. 1 overall NFL draft pick Joe Burrow, would not have played on Saturday against Florida if the game against the Gators was contested.
The LSU-Florida game was rescheduled for Dec. 12 after a COVID-19 outbreak among the Florida program.
Orgeron is hoping Brennan can return to practice by Friday, otherwise he will have to switch to a true freshman at quarterback to guide his 1-2 team. LSU has a pair of options in TJ Finley and Max Johnson, although neither has seen any action this season.
“I really think both of them are phenomenal young players,” Orgeron said. “It’s hard to distinguish the difference between them, they’re both so good.”
One way to differentiate is that Johnson can incorporate a running component to his QB play, while Finley is more of a traditional drop-back passer.
In three games this season, Brennan is 79 of 131 for 1,112 yards and 11 touchdowns with three interceptions. He had just 70 pass attempts in two official seasons before this year.
–Field Level Media