Back to being ‘The Whip’: Justin McMillan’s transfer from LSU has him making big plays again

McMillan spent the first three seasons of his college career at LSU, where he redshirted one year and then attempted only one pass over the next two seasons. Then, with Joe Burrow staking a claim at the starting quarterback job in August, McMillan left Baton Rouge for New Orleans, giving him a fresh start.

McMillan arrived less than a week before the season began. He waited through seven games and a 2-5 start for his first college start. He since has made the kind of plays his high school coaches remember — the zone reads that lead to big plays, the quick passes that turn into long gains.

He also has the same throwing motion. The one that caused his old high school coach to call him “The Whip.”




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