Just days after announcing he was transferring, quarterback Cade McNamara has announced that he will commit to the Iowa Hawkeyes. The Michigan Wolverines quarterback will stay in the Big Ten to play football next year. He is expected to come into the program and be named the starting quarterback in the offseason. The Iowa Hawkeye’s offense was somewhat stagnant this season and the program is likely hoping a change at the quarterback position can fix that. McNamara lost the starting job at Michigan this year to the current starting quarterback, J.J. McCarthy.
Sources: Former Michigan quarterback Cade McNamara has committed to transfer to Iowa. An announcement is expected soon.
— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) December 2, 2022
In three seasons with the Michigan Wolverines, Cade McNamara completed 267 passes for 3,181 yards, 21 touchdowns, and seven interceptions on 423 attempts. He also rushed the ball 46 times for three yards and two touchdowns. The majority of his numbers came last year in his second season where he helped lead the Michigan Wolverines to the College Football Playoffs. Iowa is hoping he can capture some of that success and breathe new life into the team’s struggling offense. There is no word if current Iowa quarterback Spencer Petras plans to return to the roster for his additional year, but if he does he could provide competition for the starting job. He could also not return to college football or decide to transfer.