Jim Harbaugh announced following Michigan’s big win over Hawaii that JJ McCarthy would be the starter against UConn and beyond McCarthy, who had a near-perfect out with two TD passes, has a lot of fans on social media. But let’s not forget about McNamara, who delivered Michigan a Big 10 title last year a win over OSU and a Playoff appearance. #12 is going to be needed moving forward:
It’s been a rough couple of weeks for Cade. Always remember that he led Michigan to their first Big Ten Championship in 17 years and a win over Ohio State. He’s done nothing but give everything for Michigan and we can celebrate that. pic.twitter.com/9giEgZ9d1M
— Patrick Barron (@BlueBarronPhoto) September 11, 2022
I will always have a special place in my heart for Cade McNamara. He was a leader of Michigans turnaround a year ago. He was the QB who broke the Ohio State streak, and for that he’s in Michigan history forever. But it is JJ McCarthy’s time… and man is that gonna be fun
— Jack McDonnell (@Jack23McD) September 11, 2022
JJ McCarthy clearly deserves to be Michigan's starting QB, and Cade McNamara has not played well these first two games, but the way the crowd is treating a guy who just helped lead Michigan to its best season in 25 years… it's disappointing. McNamara deserves respect.
— Derick Hutchinson (@Derick_Hutch) September 11, 2022
What a great “I’m THE guy going forward” from JJ McCarthy. That said so much love and appreciation for Cade McNamara and a sincere desire to see him stay. He can be an MVP in a different way during what could be a Big Ten title run.
— Michael Spath (@MichaelSpathITH) September 11, 2022