Cade McNamara

QuarterbackQB
Questionable
Injury Knee
Est. Return 8/1/2023
2022 Fantasy Outlook
McNamara appears set to reprise his starting role after prevailing in Michigan’s de facto spring quarterback competition against sophomore J.J. McCarthy. McNamara did not put up staggering numbers in 2021, but he was an efficient game manager for the Wolverines, completing 64.2 percent of his passes for 2,576 yards and a 15-to-6 TD:INT ratio. The senior signal-caller attempted 327 passes last season, but he was routinely cycled out on situational downs for McCarthy, who provided a high-ceiling option at quarterback as both a rusher and an over-the-top passing threat. Michigan will likely continue to split quarterback snaps between McCarthy and McNamara, but the latter’s consistency as a passer combined with a solid returning cast of skill players should allow McNamara to be a safe, albeit limited, game manager for the Wolverines once again. Read Past Outlooks
Chooses Iowa
Knee
December 1, 2022
McNamara committed to transfer to Iowa on Thursday, Pete Thamel of ESPN.com reports.
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A question that didn't take long to answer, McNamara is reportedly joining the Hawkeyes after entering the transfer portal from Michigan on Monday. McNamara ultimately lost his gig as one of the Wolverines' rotational quarterbacks when he suffered a season-ending knee injury in Week 3, after he had served as Michigan's primary starter the campaign prior. With up to two years of remaining eligibility, the 6-foot-1 signal caller is expected to be atop Iowa's depth chart given the inconsistency concerns at the position this season with Spencer Petras under center.
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Leaving Michigan, enters portal
QBNo Current School
Knee
November 28, 2022
McNamara (knee) entered the transfer portal Monday and is expected to move on from Michigan as a graduate transfer, Chris Hummer of 247Sports.com reports.
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Undergoes knee surgery
Knee
November 10, 2022
McNamara revealed Thursday that he had surgery on his right knee and won't play again this season, Aaron McMann of MLive reports.
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Out Saturday
Undisclosed
October 8, 2022
McNamara (undisclosed) did not travel with the team for Saturday's game versus Indiana, Clayton Sayfie of TheWolverine.com reports.
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Out Saturday
Undisclosed
September 30, 2022
McNamara won't suit up this Saturday against Iowa, Aaron McMann of mlive.com reports.
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Out multiple weeks
Undisclosed
September 17, 2022
McNamara will miss "a few weeks" after suffering an injury Saturday against Connecticut, Chris Balas of The Wolverine.com reports.
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