The Joe Burrow era has come and gone. After a record-breaking 2019 season, the Tigers are looking ahead to the future.
Burrow’s successor – Myles Brennan – has been in the LSU program for a few years now. The former backup has yet to make a collegiate start – but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have in-game experience.
Brennan’s played in 15 games over three years for the Tigers. Over that span, the backup QB has completed 42-of-60 passes for 600 yards and two touchdowns as opposed to three interceptions.
Burrow’s successor has yet to play meaningful snaps for LSU though. But Tigers head coach Ed Orgeron still has full-faith in LSU’s 2020 starter.
“He has sat patiently… him and his family,” Orgeron said on 104.5 ESPN’s “Off the Bench,” via TigerDroppings.com. “They have believed in LSU. I told them we believe in Myles. Now it’s his time.”
Brennan’s waited in the shadows for his moment to come. Now, his time is finally here.
Ed Orgeron on QB Myles Brennan taking over #LSU's offense:
"We believe in Myles. Now it's his time."
— TigerDroppings (@TigerDroppings) February 11, 2020
Orgeron believes in Brennan. But the LSU head coach also acknowledges the backup-turned-starter needs to improve heading into next season.
“We believe that he is very talented but there are some things that he has to get better at but Joe (Burrow) had to get better his first year too and continue to grow,” Orgeron continued. “Like I said before, all we want is the best Myles Brennan and that’s going to be good enough for us.”
If Brennan can produce half of what Burrow did last season, the Tigers will be in good shape for the 2020 season.