Michigan QB Cade McNamara enters transfer portal


A year after leading the Wolverines to the top of the Big Ten, Cade McNamara is moving on from Michigan.

The team's co-captain and former starting quarterback entered the transfer portal on Monday, per multiple reports.

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Between McNamara's past and future at Michigan, it's no surprise. While he helped the team win its first Big Ten championship in nearly 20 years and reach the College Football Playoff for the first time last season, McNamara lost his job this season to sophomore J.J. McCarthy and later underwent season-ending knee surgery.

McCarthy, meanwhile, helped lead Michigan to an undefeated regular season, capped off by a dominant individual performance in the Wolverines' 45-23 win over Ohio State.

McNamara figures to have plenty of suitors in the portal. He still has two years of eligibility remaining and he's just a year removed from throwing 14 touchdowns to three picks while posting an 11-1 record in the regular season.

He will be remembered as the quarterback who helped spark Michigan's revival under Jim Harbaugh, starting in 2020 when he led the Wolverines to a comeback win at Rutgers after entering the game in the second half.

Now, McNamara's next team awaits.

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