Myles Brennan, who was competing for the starting quarterback position at LSU this season, shocked everybody by announcing his retirement and stating he would be “stepping away from football” after five seasons with the Tigers.
Brennan, who was the starter in 2020 before being sidelined with a season-ending injury, posted a lengthy statement to social media, effectively announcing his retirement from football.
“Over the last five years, I have given all of my body, heart, and soul to LSU football. Playing for LSU has been a dream come true. Wearing the purple and gold, running into Death Valley, winning a national championship, and starting at quarterback for the LSU Tigers – what more could a kid ask for? I will never forget the time I’ve spent and the memories I have made here,” his statement read.
“I am forever grateful for every opportunity I’ve been given, every obstacle I’ve overcome, and every second I’ve been a Tiger. However, after five seasons, it is time for me to start a new chapter in my life. I am announcing today that I will be stepping away from football. I am thankful for where this journey has taken me so far, and I am looking forward to where it takes me next.”
The 23-year-old quarterback had signed multiple NIL deals that included Raising Canes, Smoothie King, GameCoin, Smalls Sliders, and Hollingsford Richards Ford. Despite not playing a game since signing those deals, he gets to keep all the money.
His career ended with him playing in 18 games, including three starts where he totaled 1,712 yards and 13 touchdowns, but he missed the 2021 season after breaking his arm before the start of the season.
Brennan briefly entered the transfer portal in 2021 but opted to stay following the announcement of Kelly as LSU’s new head coach.