During the offseason, the thought was that Dylan McCaffrey would be the starting quarterback for the Michigan Wolverines in 2020 following the graduation of Shea Patterson.
But that was until insider reports started flying around that Joe Milton had been practicing so well that he passed McCaffrey on the depth chart. We got ripped for posting articles about that situation, until McCaffrey made the decision to transfer, validating the reports.
Since then, there have been rumors that the Wolverines’ other quarterback, Cade McNamara, was also in the running to be named Michigan’s starting QB in 2020, though I personally am not buying those rumors quite as much.
So, who will be the Wolverines starting QB when they take the field against the Minnesota Golden Gophers this coming Saturday?
Well, according to Jim Harbaugh, he is not ready to name a starter at this time.
That being said, Harbaugh’s response to questions about who will be the starting QB for the opener, in my opinion, pretty much gives it away that Milton will get the nod assuming he does not test positive for COVID-19 before game time.
“Joe’s been running with the 1s and really, he’s made a lot of strides, getting a lot of reps, as well as Cade McNamara, who’s closed all gaps, as well,” Harbaugh told reporters on Monday, per 247 Sports. “He’s playing extremely well.”
“Naming any starters at this point, it’s a daily thing. Right up until the game time. Tough for me to say that definitely anybody is going to be starting,” Harbaugh said. “They have to test on Friday before we leave to be able to make the trip and then they have to test negative on game day to be able to play.”
The fact that Harbaugh made it a point to say Milton has been “running with the 1s” is plenty enough for me to believe that he will be the starter against Minnesota.
Nation, do you agree or do you think McNamara actually has a legit shot to get the nod?