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Darren Rovell details how Myles Brennan's retirement will affect his NIL deals

Chandler Vesselsby:Chandler Vessels08/15/22


Even though LSU quarterback Myles Brennan won’t play college football this season, he will still walk away with a decent chunk of NIL change. Brennan surprisingly announced his retirement from football Monday after a five-year career with the Tigers.

Although some might think that would put Brennan’s NIL deals in jeopardy, Action Network’s Darren Rovell tweeted Monday afternoon that the quarterback has nothing to worry about.

“Myles Brennan signed NIL deals with Raising Canes, Smoothie King, GameCoin, Smalls Sliders and Hollingsford Richards Ford,” Rovell wrote. “He didn’t play a single game since signing, but because NIL deals can’t be based on performance, he keeps all the money.”

Most of Brennan’s NIL deals were signed prior to the start of the 2021 season, however he also teamed up with Walk-On’s Sports Bistreau in February. According to On3, Brennan has an NIL valuation of $327,000, which ranks 112th among all college football players.

Brennan had a career plagued by injury, including a season-ending one in 2021. Last season, he engaged in a battle with Max Johnson for the starting quarterback job at LSU. He also missed the majority of the 2020 season with a torn abdomen. Prior to his injury in 2020, Brennan was 79-of-131 for 11 touchdowns and three interceptions. He threw for 1,712 yards in his LSU career, which began in 2017.

Brian Kelly releases statement on Myles Brennan’s retirement

On Monday, LSU head coach Brian Kelly released a statement confirming the breaking news that Tigers quarterback Myles Brennan is retiring from football.

Following reports from LSU practice that quarterback Brennan was not at fall camp practice on Monday, Louisiana radio host Kristian Garic tweeted: “LSU QB Myles Brennan is walking away from football, a source has told me. Brennan was informed that he will not be the starting quarterback this fall.”

“We are grateful to Myles for everything he has done for LSU Football,” Kelly said in a statement on Twitter. “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 of his journey moving forward.”

Brennan was in a three-way competition for the starting job in Baton Rouge, battling against Jayden Daniels and Garrett Nussmeier.

On3’s Nikki Chavanelle contributed to this report.