Jayden Daniels reveals plans for 2023 football season
Jayden Daniels helped lead LSU back to national prominence in 2022, and on Thursday he announced on Twitter that he’s not ready to see his journey in Baton Rouge end yet.
The senior-to-be signal-caller is going to return to LSU in 2023 to try to get the Tigers a few steps further after the dual-threat Daniels was instrumental in getting them to the SEC Championship Game.
— Jayden (@JayD__5) December 22, 2022
LSU fell short in the SEC title game, losing to top-ranked Georgia, but the Tigers were a stunning story in 2022, going 9-3 in the regular season and finishing atop the SEC West. Daniels was a big part of that, helping them ascend to levels never expected in Brian Kelly’s 1st season as head coach.
Daniels threw for 2,774 yards with 16 touchdowns and only 3 interceptions during the 2022 regular season. He also had a 68.5% completion percentage and a 143.9 passer rating this fall.
But Daniels was also extremely dangerous with his legs. He piled up 818 yards rushing on 180 carries and 11 TDs in his 1st season at LSU after transferring from Arizona State, where he played from 2019-21.
While Daniels is back in the fold for the 2023 season, he is also laser-focused on leading the Tigers to a Citrus Bowl victory on Jan. 2 against Purdue.
According to Kelly, Daniels just might be ready to play against the Boilermakers, too. Daniels re-injured his ankle during the 2nd quarter of the SEC title game on Dec. 3 when he got rolled up on.