Michigan fans have been laser-focused on the team’s quarterback situation as it looks to return to the College Football Playoff following a breakthrough season in 2021.

Cade McNamara passed for over 2,500 yards and threw 15 touchdowns versus just 6 interceptions and may have the inside track on the job in 2022. That’s unless J.J. McCarthy, the heralded recruit who impressed in limited action as a true freshman, has anything to say about it.

That’s set to be the main talking point surrounding the team whenever Jim Harbaugh names a definitive starter for the Wolverines’ season opener against Colorado State on Sept. 3. Not surprisingly, he played his cards close to the vest when asked about it prior to the start of preseason camp.

Following Sunday’s practice, Michigan co-offensive coordinator Matt Weiss provided a brief update on how the pair was progressing.

“JJ [is] definitely working his way back into it. I think we’re blessed to have two guys that would start at most places,” he said, accordung to 247Sports. “We have two really good quarterbacks and the best player is gonna play and I would say they’re both really improved. If you look at last fall, Cade has improved physically. Just like any player, he has gotten better mentally with experience. He’s playing at a really high level. And then JJ has done the same thing. So we’re in a great position with both those guys.”