Da Boot Sports
By: Terrill J. Weil
BATON ROUGE, LA - Merry Christmas Tigers fans! Many of you will be excited to hear that LSU starting quarterback Jayden Daniels has announced that he will return next season for his senior year.
Daniels lead LSU to a 9-4 record in 2022 and has an opportunity to help his team win ten games as LSU prepares to battle the Purdue Boilermakers in the Citrus Bowl on January 2nd.
He finished the regular season passing for 2,774 yards with 16 touchdowns and only three interceptions while completing 68.5% of his passes.
Daniels was also very productive on the ground as he rushed for 818 yards on 180 attempts with 11 rushing touchdowns.
At regular season's end, Jayden was named the winner of the Charles McClendon Most Valuable Player Award, the team MVP.
Now Tiger fans will sit impatiently, waiting to see if Brian Kelly can keep the quarterback room intact. Will Garrett Nussmeier and/or Walker Howard have the patience and confidence that either of them can stay and win the job from Daniels in 2023?
Personally, I feel that you have what you have with Daniels. A young man who does a fantastic job of taking care of the football and provides the mobility to make things happen when a play breaks down.
However, most notice that against quality opponents he struggles to read coverages and find open
receivers down field. Something that has frustrated not only the LSU fan base, but the LSU receiving corp.
I think Daniels has reached his ceiling while Nussmeier and Howard are just as talented and can give you the down field vertical attack that can resemble the 2019 football team.
Will Daniels go into 2023 still named the LSU starter? Or will Kelly announce there will be an open competition for the position and may the best quarterback win?
Hold your breath Tiger fans.. Spring football practice can't get here quick enough.
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