LSU QB Myles Brennan leaves program, retires from football

BATON ROUGE, La. — LSU football quarterback Myles Brennan has left the team and is retiring from football, the program announced Monday.

Brennan was competing for the starting job with redshirt freshman Garrett Nussmeier and senior Jayden Daniels. The Tigers also have freshman Walker Howard, although he will likely redshirt this season.

Brennan was not at practice Monday morning during the 30-minute viewing portion that was available to the media.

"We are grateful to Myles for everything he has done for LSU Football," Coach Brian Kelly said in a release. "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."

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LSU quarterback Myles Brennan throws a pass against Missouri during a 2020 game at Faurot Field at Memorial Stadium.
LSU quarterback Myles Brennan throws a pass against Missouri during a 2020 game at Faurot Field at Memorial Stadium.

This season would have been Brennan's sixth with the program. He made three starts in 2020 after serving as a backup for three seasons. He sat out the 2021 season after breaking his left arm in a fishing accident just before the start of preseason practices.

In his three starts, Brennan had 11 touchdown passes and 1,112 passing yards. He finishes his LSU career with 13 touchdowns, six interceptions and 1,712 passing yards.

Koki Riley covers LSU sports for The Daily Advertiser and the USA TODAY Sports South Region. Follow him on Twitter at @KokiRiley.

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