JJ McCarthy no longer eligible for redshirt following appearance in Michigan-Northwestern game
The No. 6 Michigan Wolverines are having a fantastic season midway through the 2021 College Football season. They are a team that relies on many key players rather than one or two star players.
One player that Michigan loves seeing on the field is true freshman backup quarterback J.J. McCarthy, who is playing his fifth game of the season against Northwestern. McCarthy is no longer eligible to be redshirted after playing too many games.
J.J. McCarthy's appearance in today's game means he has officially burned his redshirt. This was the fifth game in which the true freshman quarterback has played.
— Andrew Kahn (@AndrewKahn) October 23, 2021
Several Michigan fans want McCarthy to start at the beginning of the season after being recruited as the fifth-best quarterback in the 2021 recruiting class. Junior Cade McNamara would eventually be named the starting quarterback by Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh shortly before the start of the season.
Before the game against Northwestern, McCarthy has thrown for 9-for-14 completions for 198 yards and two touchdowns.
He also rushed for 17 yards and a touchdown on eight carries. The Wolverines have primarily run the ball with their power run game.