With the LSU Tigers set to take the field for the first time of the 2017 season in three weeks, it is nice to look and see who will be the starting quarterback for Week 1 against the BYU Cougars. Now the Tigers have had a quarterback battle since they started practicing in the spring. They have three guys that could potentially be number one on the depth chart for the starting quarterback position, and here are the three guys who could start for LSU in week 1.
Danny Etling (Front-Runner)
The 23 year old senior quarterback from Terre Haute, Indiana looks to be the front runner for the starting job at LSU for the 2017 season. With Etling being the starting quarterback in 2016, and the only quarterback on LSU’s roster at the moment who has thrown a pass in a college game has the advantage over the young and hungry quarterbacks that LSU has brought in.
Etling did have offseason back surgery so that could make Etling take a step back in the quarterback battle. Looking ahead Etling will look to lock down the starting quarterback slot on the depth chart. Although he does have to look over his shoulder due to the young talented quarterbacks that LSU has brought in.
Justin McMillian (The Likely Backup)
The 20 year old sophomore quarterback out of Cedar Hill, Texas has improved a lot over the spring. McMillian is a pocket passer who has a great arm, and has not gotten the opportunity to play yet. He has the chance this spring to show what he has to offer for the LSU Tigers. With his improvements it makes it hard to believe that he will not be the backup to start off the season.
One thing that is not going his way is his poor performance in the spring game. He was sacked four times in the first half and went 1/3 on his pass attempts. McMillian’s spot is not safe with young talented quarterbacks breathing down his throat.
Myles Brennan (The Big Question Mark)
The 18 year old freshman quarterback out of Bay Saint Louis, Missouri is a big time player. He did not get to learn the playbook as long as the other quarterbacks did this spring. Brennan’s school did not allow him to come to LSU as early as every other quarterback did to learn the playbook.
There is a lot of hype surrounding Brennan as the Tigers haven’t seen the real Brennan yet. LSU has to decide what the smart move would be to make because Myles Brennan is that good. If he gets the proper time to learn he could easily be number one on the depth chart.
Looking ahead it is more than likely that Brennan will redshirt this season, which is not a bad thing. He has tremendous potential and could very well earn the starting role sooner rather than later. Look to hear a lot about Myles Brennan not only this season, but in the forseeable future for LSU.