Anthony Jennings is Zach Mettenberger's heir to the throne at quarterback for the LSU Tigers.
Is the throne rightfully his? Jennings couldn't ask for a better overall approval rating than the one he possesses right now. Days after driving his team 99 yards down the field and throwing a game-winning touchdown pass to Travin Dural, Jennings is undoubtedly the future, right?
With poise, Jennings ran, threw and guided the Tigers with three minutes to play from his own 1-yard line. It was the type of performance that has fans believing this young LSU quarterback is a future phenom. The next Johnny Manziel? The next Jameis Winston?
Pump the brakes. I remember a quarterback—ahem, Jordan Jefferson—who looked phenomenal in his first season as an LSU Tiger too. Does 142 passing yards and a touchdown against Georgia Tech in the 2008 Chick-fil-A bowl ring any bells?
So we must ask the question on every LSU fan's mind—is the quarterback job his to lose in 2014? The answer might not be as obvious as you think.