After Spring Practice, Michigan Has Early QB Favorite

Michigan football apparently has their eyes fixed on a starting quarterback. The concrete hasn’t dried, but he goes by the name of Cade McNamara. Quarterback coach Matt Weiss joined the “In The Trenches” podcast to discuss a potential QB1:

“He’s a guy (Cade McNamara) that’s been awesome to work with, he’s extremely valuable to our team as our starter,” he said. “Love the fact that we have him.”

Though he doesn’t say it directly, it doesn’t take Neil deGrasse Tyson to figure this one out. McNamara is the guy, and it seems everyone is onboard with that…even head coach Jim Harbaugh.

“Cade just continues to play well,” he said on the most recent episode of the “In The Trenches” podcast. “Just continual progress from Cade. He had a great spring. So, super excited for Cade. He took what he did last fall in games and continued to build on a daily basis. Very confident he knows the system inside and out.”

I’m not a college football expert by any stretch of an imagination, but I do know that coaches don’t “get excited” for players to lose the starting job they’re working for. This entire staff has done just about everything other than state that he’s officially the Week 1 starter. And I can understand that play as you don’t want to discourage those playing behind McNamara. However, these men are old enough to vote, so they can probably read the writing on the wall as well as we can.

McNamara can play, too

Shades of Tom Brady when you see a Michigan Wolverine described as someone who understands the entire playbook and works his tail off. Plus, he played well the same way Brady did at Michigan before he was ever “the guy.”

“He’s gonna end up playing 10 years in the NFL,” Matt Weiss concluded about the incoming junior quarterback.

From the sounds of things, Michigan thinks their QB may be the next Tom Brady. He’s not going to be because no one is, obviously, but their descriptions of McNamara all suggest that he’ll have a successful football career.

And if the program gets lucky — he’ll go on the NFL and make Jim Harbaugh look a lot better than he does right now.

Written by Gary Sheffield, Jr

Gary Sheffield Jr is the son of should-be MLB Hall of Famer, Gary Sheffield. He covers basketball and baseball for, chats with the Purple and Gold faithful on LakersNation, and shitposts on Twitter. You can follow him at GarySheffieldJr

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