Michigan QB Cade McNamara enters transfer portal

Michigan quarterback Cade McNamara has entered the transfer portal as a graduate transfer.

Last year, McNamara led the Wolverines to its first Big Ten title under Jim Harbaugh and a spot in the College Football Playoff. In 14 games, he threw for 2,576 yards and 15 touchdowns with six interceptions.

But he lost his starting job to J.J. McCarthy after a week one win against Colorado State. McNamara completed 50 percent of his passes for 136 yards and a touchdown in that game. In addition to being named the backup, McNamara suffered a leg injury in the second half of the third game of the season against UConn. He required surgery and he has not returned this season.

McNamara can potentially play at another school for two seasons. He redshirted as a freshman in 2019 and the NCAA has given any student-athlete from the 2020-21 school year an extra year of eligibility.