Cade McNamara just received some high recognition. The Michigan quarterback was recently named team captain by his teammates in a player-only vote.

McNamara discussed that honor in a media session Thursday, saying there’s “no greater accomplishment” for a player.

McNamara is the first quarterback to be captain in the Jim Harbaugh era. He is currently competing with J.J. McCarthy for Michigan’s quarterback job.

During his Thursday session, McNamara also said he’s playing “the best football of my life” to this point.

Could this be an indicator for who is starting come Sept. 3. against Colorado State? Some might read into it that way. Others might look at it simply as the 22-year-old veteran being a team leader.

McNamara has been in the program since 2019. Overall, he has 15 starts under center at Michigan.

McNamara threw for 2,576 yards and 15 touchdowns to just 6 interceptions while helping Michigan to a 12-2 record and the B1G Championship in 2021.

Will McNamara get the nod against the Rams? Time will tell, but the honor by his teammates should offer some confidence.

Although, it might be inevitable that the high upside of McCarthy eventually takes the job.