Is Myles Brennan a top 10 quarterback in college football?

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I know what you must be thinking, Louisiana State quarterback Myles Brennan couldn’t possibly be viewed as a top 10 passer in college football after three games played in 2020.

The former four-star recruit in the 2017 recruiting class was the No. 6 pro-style quarterback in the country. Since coming to Baton Rouge, Lousiana, he has appeared in a total of 18 games in four seasons. During that time Brennan has thrown 201 passes for a completion percentage of 60.2% with 13 touchdowns to six interceptions. So could he possibly be viewed as one of the top-tier gunslingers?

According to Anthony Treash of Pro Football Focus, he sees Brennan as exactly that, a top 10 quarterback in all of college football. They broke down their passer rankings for all 130 projected starting quarterbacks. Brennan comes in at No. 9 overall and No. 2 in the Southeastern Conference behind Ole Miss quarterback Matt Corral.

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No. 9 Quarterback: Myles Brennan

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What PFF Says…

Brennan far exceeded expectations in three starts before going down with a season-ending injury last year. He took a combined 145 dropbacks against Mississippi State, Vanderbilt and Missouri and came away with an 88.3 passing grade, 10 big-time throws and just one turnover-worthy play. While there were some missed opportunities, Brennan’s downfield passing in those three games was nothing short of exceptional. He trailed only now-New England Patriot Mac Jones for the highest passing grade in the SEC on 10-plus-yard throws over that span and ranked first on deep passes alone.

The LSU quarterback didn’t give defenses an opportunity to make a play on the ball, displayed a quality arm and showed a lot of growth with the way he handled pressure. He was fearless in collapsing pockets in his last game against Missouri, going 11-of-16 for 248 yards and a couple of scores on such plays. With Brennan back and healthy, LSU ought to rebound after a disappointing 2020.

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Brennan by far looks like the best quarterback option for the Tigers in 2021. With him under center, it appears he makes the entire offense better. He along with Kayshon Boutte could be quite a combination through the air. Having a huge passing threat will also likely open up the run game for Tyrion Davis-Price and John Emery Jr. As far as being a top 10 quarterback already, that is lofty expectations for a quarterback who has yet to play a full season at the college level. Only time will tell.

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