LSU quarterback Myles Brennan entered the 2020 season as the starter under center for the Tigers, but now he will be looking for a new home prior to the 2022 college football season. Brennan, who suffered an arm injury ahead of fall practice that's prevented him from seeing the field in 2021, has entered the transfer portal, coach Ed Orgeron announced on Monday. The two met on Monday morning to discuss Brennan's decision to look for a place to start in 2021.
"I cannot thank you all enough for your unwavering support over the last five years," Brennan wrote on Twitter. "It was a dream to come to LSU and wear the purple and gold, but now is the time to move on and start a new chapter. This is one of the hardest decisions I have ever made, but I know in my heart it's time. I leave knowing that since the moment I stepped on campus, I gave everything to coach [Ed] Orgeron and my brothers. I will be a Tiger for life and will never forget the memories from my time in Baton Rouge. I am grateful for the support through the ups and downs from LSU fans and especially my incredible family. I look forward to what is next and finding the best fit to help me achieve my dream of being an NFL quarterback."
The 6-foot-4, 210-pound senior from Long Beach, Mississippi, threw for 1,112 yards and 11 touchdowns in three games last season before tearing abdominal muscles and ligaments in the 45-41 loss to Missouri. Despite suffering the injury during the game, Brennan threw for 430 yards and four touchdowns.
Brennan threw for 182 yards as a freshman in 2017 and redshirted in 2018. He served as Joe Burrow's primary backup during the 2019 national title run, throwing for 353 yards and one score. He was a four-star prospect and the No. 152 overall player in the Class of 2016.
Brennan and Max Johnson were locked in a quarterback battle during spring practice in 2021, but Brennan's injury prior to fall practice handed the job to Johnson, who's taken the reins and never looked back. Johnson has thrown for 2,008 yards, 20 touchdowns and only five interceptions through eight games.
Brennan will have one year of eligibility remaining due to the free year of eligibility the NCAA granted players during the pandemic year of 2020.