Michigan football quarterback Cade McNamara has entered the transfer portal, the Detroit Free Press has confirmed.
McNamara, in his fourth season with the Wolverines, had a banner junior season in 2021, leading Michigan to a 12-2 record, the team's first Big Ten championship in 17 years and its first appearance in the College Football Playoff.
But this season, McNamara was in a competition for the starting job with sophomore J.J. McCarthy. After starting the first game of the season, McNamara came off the bench in Week 2.
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McNamara struggled and expressed frustration with how the quarterback situation was being handled after the Week 1 win over Colorado State. McCarthy started Week 2, with McNamara coming off the bench, and after the win over Hawaii, Jim Harbaugh named McCarthy the starting QB going forward.
In the third week, McCarthy started again and in McNamara's first series at QB, late in the first half of the blowout win over Connecticut, he suffered a leg injury. McNamara had season-ending surgery earlier this month.
In 22 career games for Michigan, McNamara was 267-for-423 for 3,181 yards, 21 touchdowns and seven interceptions. He was named to the All-Big Ten third team last season.
This article originally appeared on Detroit Free Press: Michigan football's Cade McNamara enters NCAA transfer portal