Myles Brennan, who started as a quarterback for LSU at the start of 2020 but has missed most of the past two seasons due to injury, will no longer play college football, the school announced Monday.
Brennan had been competing with former Arizona State transfer Jayden Daniels and sophomore Garrett Nussmeier for the starting job.
“We are grateful to Myles for all he has done for LSU Football,” LSU coach Brian Kelly said in a statement. “Myles is a great leader who has had a huge impact on this program, and he has earned the respect of everyone here through his commitment and his love for LSU.
“Myles has always embodied the traits necessary to fulfill our mission as graduate champions, and we are confident these traits will help him succeed at every step of his journey as he moves forward.”
Brennan briefly entered the transfer portal last winter when former LSU coach Ed Orgeron was fired.
After Kelly was hired at Notre Dame, he contacted Brennan and persuaded her to come back.
A few months later, Daniels entered the portal. Kelly told ESPN in the spring that he was hesitant to sign Daniels, calling it “one of the hardest decisions I’ve made in the offseason.”
“But it was about competition,” Kelly said. “It was all about improving the competition on this roster across the board.”
A talented dual-threat quarterback, Daniels threw for 6,025 yards and 32 touchdowns in three seasons as a starter for the Sun Devils.
Brennan took even reps with Daniels and Nussmeier in LSU’s spring game, with all three quarterbacks throwing touchdown passes.
Born in Mississippi with family ties to New Orleans, Brennan waited until he was a fourth-year junior for his chance to start in 2020, succeeding Joe Burrow, who won the Heisman Trophy and led the Tigers to a national championship the season before.
In three starts, Brennan threw for 11 touchdowns and three interceptions. But he suffered a muscle tear that ended his season early.
The following year, he broke his left arm in a fishing accident.
Max Johnson, who started for LSU last season, moved to Texas A&M in December.
LSU opens the season against Florida State on Sept. 4 in New Orleans.