It’s always surprising when a professional athlete drops a retirement announcement on us with no warning, but a probable starting college QB?
Myles Brennan was entering his 6th year on the roster for the LSU Tigers. He’d had a lot of bad luck in the past few years, including a broken arm from a fishing accident just before preseason practice started, causing him to miss the entire year.
He was widely respected throughout the entire program for his toughness and leadership, especially while battling through those hard times.
Reports were he had made a full recovery and was ready to take the helm of Brian Kelly’s new offense until we received word today that he was stepping away from the program and retiring from football all together.
Coach Kelly has this to say through a press release.
“We are grateful to Myles for everything he has done for LSU Football. Myles is a great leader who has made a tremendous impact on this program, and he has earned the respect of everyone here through his commitment and love for LSU.
Myles has always embodied the traits required to fulfill our mission to graduate champions, and we have full confidence those traits will help him succeed at every step in his journey as he moves forward.”
Incoming Arizona State transfer Jayden Daniels and redshirt Freshman Garrett Nussmeier are left to compete for the starting spot.
Hey, maybe the kid doesn’t think he’s got a shot at the NFL and just wants to party it up with his boys before leaving college. Who could blame him for that?
It was also rumored that he might be out of the running for the starting job, and if that’s the case, maybe best to pack it up and call it a career.
Best of luck, Myles… hope you get to keep some of that NIL money.