LSU quarterback Myles Brennan now has some serious competition for the starting job next year.
On Sunday, Brian Kelly and the Tigers secured a commitment from Arizona St. transfer Jayden Daniels, who was a three-year starter for the Sun Devils. According to an ESPN report, Daniels is expected to arrive in Baton Rouge in mid-March and in time for spring practice.
“Jayden is an outstanding player who will make our quarterback room even stronger,” Kelly said in a statement. “He’s a playmaker with a strong arm and the ability to make plays with his feet. We are excited to welcome Jayden to our program as we continue to build a roster of student-athletes who will compete for championships on the field and work just as hard in the classroom to earn their degree.”
In 29 career starts at ASU, Daniels completed 62.4 percent of his passes for 6,025 yards with a 32/13 touchdown-to-interception ratio. He also has 1,288 career rushing yards, a 4.4 yards-per-carry average and 13 TDs.
Brennan has struggled to stay healthy the past two seasons. He started three games in 2020, throwing for 1,112 yards with an 11/3 TD-INT ratio. However, a shoulder injury sidelined him for the rest of the season after three games.
Then last August, Brennan broke his hand and missed the entire year. He has 1,712 career passing yards with a 13/6 TD-INT ratio.
DraftKings has the Tigers listed with 50/1 odds to win the College Football Playoff. They open the season against Florida State in New Orleans.