When quarterback Jordan Jefferson was suspended for getting into a bar fight, Jarrett Lee stepped in and led the Tigers to an undefeated record. He played very well but didn't exactly win any games throughout the journey.
He was more of a game manager as the Tigers relied mainly on their running game and defense to win games. He only threw over 200 yards once this year and two or more touchdowns three times.
Jordan Jefferson on the other hand is an athletic quarterback who can make plays with both his arm and his feet. The Tigers aren't always going to have a big lead and may need somebody who can make plays on his own to lead LSU to victory.
The reason you start Jefferson solo is because it gives you a week to prepare him for the big games. LSU won't lose to Ole Miss but after they play the Rebels they have games against Arkansas, the SEC Championship and then their bowl game. This is the last game you have to experiment before the real schedule begins.
If for whatever reason it doesn't work out Jarrett Lee has already proven he can take over this team.
Randy Chambers is a B/R Featured Columnist that covers College Football and the NFL. You can contact him @Randy_Chambers or [email protected]
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