Arizona State starting quarterback Jayden Daniels is traded to LSU, according to ESPN’s Pete Thamel.
Daniels has been ASU’s starter in each of the past three seasons after becoming the first true freshman in school history to start the season opener in 2019. During his time with the Sun Devils, Daniels threw 32 touchdown passes with 13 interceptions and rushed for 13 more touchdowns.
His decision to enter the transfer portal in February would have come as a surprise to ASU as the program sparked the interest of former Oklahoma quarterback Spencer Rattler when he spoke to the university about a possible transfer. Rattler was traded to South Carolina instead, and former Alabama quarterback Paul Tyson now looks like the likely ASU starter.
Daniels will now compete with Myles Brennan for the starting role at LSU. Brennan was lucky enough to start for the Tigers in 2021 but broke his arm in a freak accident just before the start of the season. With Brennan out of action, the job instead went to second Max Johnson.
Johnson transferred to Texas A&M in December. Brennan also entered the transfer portal during the 2021 season but exited in December.