Sophomore quarterback J.J. McCarthy has been great for the Michigan Wolverines ever since he took the starting job from the incumbent, Cade McNamara.

The Wolverines are 4-0 and ranked No. 4 in all of college football. McNamara started Michigan’s first game in what was sold as a “rotating start” quarterback system by Jim Harbaugh. McCarthy got the start in Week 2 and never gave it back. That’s not surprising considering his pedigree. He is a former 5-star quarterback, after all.

It’s also not surprising considering his level of play. In fact, when he’s got a clean pocket, statistically — he’s the best quarterback in the country right now.

No quarterback is guaranteed a clean pocket, of course, so this isn’t the best metric of quarterback ability amongst power five gunslingers. Still, it’s impressive to see what McCarthy is doing as a young quarterback nonetheless.

McCarthy has thrown for 693 yards and five touchdowns with no interceptions so far this season. He’s also rushed 12 times for 78 yards and a touchdown.