Michigan football QB Cade McNamara enters NCAA transfer portal 

November 29, 2022

By Ramya

Where did Cade McNamara transfer from? 

Michigan QB Transfer: Cade McNamara Hits the NCAA Transfer Portal. Cade McNamara, who led the Wolverines to their first-ever College Football Playoff Appearance last season, is departing the University of Michigan for greener pastures.

Why is Cade McNamara not playing? 

In an Instagram post, McNamara revealed he had been “dealing with a serious injury since the middle of last season” before suffering “another serious knee injury this season.” McNamara tried to rehab the injury to return to the field this season but it was ultimately determined that he needed surgery.

Will Cade McNamara be drafted? 

McNamara is a certified “Good college QB,” but his 2023 NFL Draft projection is unclear. He's likely a Day 3 pick at best. McCarthy is the Michigan QB with early-round upside, but for now, it's McNamara's time.

How much does Cade McNamara qualify? 

McNamara, despite his designation as a fourth-year graduate student, still has two more years of college eligibility after the 2022 season.

Was Cade McNamara committed to Notre Dame? 

"For me to have that instant relationship with (Harbaugh) isn't something I can get with any other school." McNamara, who was previously committed to Notre Dame, cited a competitive environment and cohesiveness among the Michigan coaching staff as his two primary reasons for flipping his commitment to the Wolverines.

Who are the announcers for the Michigan Indiana game? 


The game can be heard on the IU Radio Network (93.1 and 107.5 FM in Indianapolis, 105.1 FM in Bloomington), with Don Fischer has play-by-play and Rhett Lewis with analysis.

Is Jake McNamara related to Cade McNamara? 


Finished 32-of-56 for 291 yards and four touchdowns with 65 yards rushing in the championship. Brother Cade is the starting quarterback at Michigan, and brother Kyle is a wide receiver at UTEP.