LSU QB Max Johnson enters transfer portal days after school hires Brian Kelly

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By , Audacy

LSU continues to undergo a shakeup following the Brian Kelly hire.

Sophomore quarterback Max Johnson tweeted on Tuesday night that he is entering the transfer portal.

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Johnson, the son of former NFL QB Brad Johnson, put up fairly decent numbers this season, completing 225-of-373 pass attempts for 2,814 yards and 27 touchdowns to six interceptions over 12 games.

His last game helped the Tigers become bowl eligible after he tossed three touchdowns to three interceptions for 306 yards in a 27-24 win over Texas A&M on Nov. 27.

Johnson’s announcement means that LSU will not have their starting quarterback when they play Kansas State in the Texas Bowl on Jan. 4.

He is also the third quarterback to transfer from LSU since Joe Burrow led the program to a national championship in 2019.

In addition to Johnson entering the transfer portal, his brother — Jake — announced that he is decommitting from LSU. Jake is a tight end and initially planned on entering LSU as part of its 2022 class.

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