Redshirt sophomore quarterback Garrett Nussmeier gave LSU fans the news they desperately wanted to hear on Monday morning when, according to a report from On3, he decided to remain at LSU rather than enter the transfer portal.
Barring an injury, Nussmeier will in all likelihood sit on the bench this season behind incumbent starter Jayden Daniels, who could very well be the best signal-caller in the league this season. But in 2024, this may end up being Nussmeier’s team if he sticks around.
Considering the depth the Tigers have behind Daniels in Nussmeier as well as early enrollee Rickie Collins — a Baton Rouge native and former four-star recruit — LSU has one of the most promising quarterback units in the country.
If not for the brilliance of Caleb Williams, you could make a strong case that Brian Kelly has the best QB room in America with two very viable options in Jayden Daniels and Garrett Nussmeier.
Daniels continues to show growth as a passer and leader, while Nussmeier, who lit it up in the SEC Championship, would be the most sought-after transfer QB if he ever decided to enter the portal.
It’s certainly not guaranteed that Nussmeier will be on the roster in 2024 given the fact that we exist in the transfer portal era, but if he sticks around, he’ll have the inside track to winning the job.
With Daniels hoping to lead the Tigers to the College Football Playoff in his final season of eligibility, the future looks bright beyond him thanks to Nussmeier’s decision to stay in Baton Rouge.
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