Jim Harbaugh updates backup QB options following injury to Cade McNamara
Jim Harbaugh has named his starting quarterback for the season, but now has to figure out who the backup will be. He named three potential players who could fill that role after Cade McNamara’s injury per Aaron McMann of Mlive.
McNamara suffered a leg injury after taking a hit against UConn, and the length he will be out is uncertain. Harbaugh will be paying close attention to Alan Bowman, Davis Warren, and Alex Orji at practice to decide who the backup will be in McNamara’s absence.
“I’m seeing very good things from them in practice, and when they’ve gotten into the games,” Harbaugh said on Monday. “I think we have confidence in all three.”
Harbaugh also stated that whoever performs the best at practice leading up to the Maryland game will be the first player to come off the bench in relief of J.J. McCarthy.
“There’s not a quarterback controversy over who the backup quarterback will be,” Harbaugh said Monday night on the “Inside Michigan Football” radio show. “I like three guys a lot.”
Bowman, a graduate student, has the most experience out of the three, coming to Michigan as a transfer in Feb. of 2021.
It looks like there’s going to be some competition for the backup QB role in Ann Arbor.