Jacob Reeder / LSU Athletics
New LSU offensive coordinator Jake Peetz, who will also serve as the Tigers QB coach, gave his assessment on all of LSU's quarterback during his introductory press conference on Wednesday.

The former Carolina Panthers quarterback coach began his comments with Max Johnson and wrapped up with incoming freshman Garrett Nussmeier.
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"I do feel like all these guys can play in any style of offense that we want them to play in," Peetz said.

"Max (Johnson) is a guy that can move, he has some mobility to him. But if you look at his calmness and his footwork in the pocket, this guy can play pro-style football now. This guy can play in the pocket, he can sling it. We can do some different things moving it."

"And I would say the same thing for (Myles) Brennan. He can move the pocket. He has very good balance. He's a guy that can sling it well, I really like his lower half."

"And then you have TJ (Finley). TJ is a big man. We were talking earlier today, seeing him for the first time reminded me a lot of when I first came to Carolina and seeing Cam Newton. These are big men. He's extremely talented. He's a guy that can flick the wrist and the ball blows up off of it. He's a guy that I think that you may not categorize him as a guy that can run and escape the pocket, but there are great examples on film where he's able to move up and over. And the thing about TJ... is that when he escapes, he can attack you at every level of the field. He's like Steph Curry hitting three's from the parking lot with where he can reach you with his arm."

"And then we have Garrett Nussmeier. He tore up 6A Football in the state of Texas. He's a guy that is extremely competitive just like all these guys are extremely competitive. But he's a guy that I'm excited to see how he can move out of the pocket, in the pocket."

"All these kids, there is not a limiting factor to their games, saying 'well we can't play this style of football'. Either way, whoever the quarterback, and whenever it is that they play... we are going to play to their strengths."
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I expect to be competing again for the CFP National Championship again no later than next year.
Reply1 month
Its Brennan Johnson Finley Nuss(redshirt,if he doesn't start) I think Johnson is burrow level his sr year
Reply2 months
People forgot QB Myles Brennan was having a record season before being hurt. Brennan was the only QB completing over 60% of his passes for 1112 yards and 11 TD's all in less than 3 games because he was hurt in the third game and kept playing. I remember everybody anointing TJ the starter after his first start and now everybody wants Max as the starter. Everybody needs to calm down about the QB situation we have the whole spring, summer and fall for it to work itself out. But in my opinion Myles Brennan will be the starter because PGC DJ Mangus worked with him in 2019 and will have OC Peetz ear when it comes to a QB decision and Coach O really believes in loyalty.
Reply2 months
"Mangas"
2 months
TJFin is nothing like Cam Newton... wtf?
Reply2 months
Don’t read into that too much. He’s talking about his size.
2 months
Max is the starter and Glass Brennan is back up evidently
Reply2 months
KCT
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Brennan sustains one injury and you, supposedly an LSU fan, add insult to injury? 6-time Superbowl champion Tom Brady once got hurt and missed an entire season. Would you have insulted him, too?
2 months
Not an insult I love the Kid but he's glass
2 months
outside of m. johnson assessment, this guy sounds like a complete bs artist....we may be in trubs again this year.
Reply2 months
Found the guy that’s never heard a football coach speak for 15 minutes
2 months
Found the guy that’s never heard a football coach speak for 15 minutes
2 months
Short of a bunch of outbound transfers impacting the situation, I can never recall this position being this deep at LSU.
Reply2 months
Completely agreed. The QB room is a goldmine right now.
1 month
What’s wrong with his neck veins?
Reply2 months
They help bring a blood supply to his head.
2 months
I can see why he impressed in an interview. Dude sounds intelligent and confident. Hope he can back it up, I think he will
Reply2 months
Joe looks like he may lose his title of “Big d*#{“ after that lower half comment
Reply2 months
Jake Peetz is a guy, here you have a guy who has a guy who likes a guy. He’s a guy that can talk about a guy who likes the lower half of a guy.
Reply2 months
Basically saying Max the Starting QB!!!
Reply2 months
That is how I see it too
2 months
Brennan should just geaux ahead and transfer now. Guy deserves a shot somewhere.
2 months
Basically not saying that at all. It was in no particular order. Watch the actual video.
2 months
"I really like his lower half."
Reply2 months
Bye TJ. No way he stays to be 4th string. He just is in a bad situation where we have 3 future pros ahead of him
Reply2 months
TJ has a better chance to make money in the NFL than MB. Not saying he is better now, but there is nothing to say he wont get better, his upside is crazy. MB may be as good as he will ever get right now.
2 months
Just like there was NO WAY he takes a snap at QB at LSU? You people are pitiful. Its like yall can't help but root against this kid.
2 months
Bet he won’t take another snap at qb
2 months
Lulz. Never called an offensive play.
Reply2 months
How many plays had Brady called before he arrived in Baton Rouge? Curious.
2 months
What does Joe Brady have to do with Ensminger's offense? Brady didn't call plays I was told over and over.
2 months
The future looks bright! It wasn't that long ago that Anthony Jennings and Andrew Hatch were the best options.
Reply2 months
That's Anthony "Six Heismans" Jennings to you sir
2 months
Mrs. Tunnel was saying "Hey Harv. I like that Max Johnson guy." I looked at her and asked, "He's one of four really talented QBs at LSU. Why Max?" "I like his name," she answered. That is good enough for her.
Reply2 months
Translation: "LSU stacked at QB."
Reply2 months
The more he speaks the more I love this coordinator hire
Reply2 months
when has LSU ever been at the point where you had 4 legitimate guys on campus that could play QB at a Power 5 School.
Reply2 months
Never
2 months
Thanks Joe
2 months
When Saban was coach.
2 months
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