Michigan QB Out For The Rest Of The Season

Michigan quarterback Cade McNamara's year has come to an end.

Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh told the media Monday that the pro-style quarterback is done for the rest of the season after having knee surgery, according to 247Sports. He last played against UConn in September, which is when he suffered his knee injury.

McNamara started the season splitting reps with J.J. McCarthy, but ultimately lost the starting QB battle to the younger dual-threat passer.

However, McNamara is definitely a very solid player. Last season, he threw for 2,576 yards and 15 touchdowns as he led the Wolverines to the Big Ten title, a win over Ohio State and an appearance in the College Football Playoff.

If McCarthy hadn't elevated his play in a significant way from last season, McNamara would still 100% be the starting quarterback for the Wolverines.

If McNamara wants to continue playing college football, it's definitely an option. The senior quarterback is eligible for a medical redshirt after only making three appearances this season.

Even though he lost his starting job to J.J. McCarthy early in the season, Cade McNamara could easily start at the vast majority of P5 programs.

Hopefully, he's able to heal up and get back on the field somewhere next season. You never want to see someone have their season end because of an injury. As a football fan, I definitely want to see Cade McNamara continue his career, whether it's at Michigan or not.

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David Hookstead is a reporter for OutKick covering a variety of topics with a focus on football and culture. He also hosts of the podcast American Joyride that is accessible on Outkick where he interviews American heroes and outlines their unique stories. Before joining OutKick, Hookstead worked for the Daily Caller for seven years covering similar topics. Hookstead is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin.