Pros and cons of Notre Dame pursuing former Michigan QB Cade McNamara

It might be full circle for former Michigan quarterback Cade McNamara, who was at one time committed to the Irish during his recruitment.

He flipped to the Wolverines and started to see significant playing time during the 2020 season

. McNamara helped Michigan finally defeat Ohio State in 2021 which led them to a Big Ten title along with a berth in the College Football Playoff.

This year, he battled JJ McCarthy for the job, but an injury ended his season after the third game.

Today, McNamara entered the transfer portal as a graduate (with two years of eligibility remaining) and the Irish have a need.

 Let’s take a look at a few pros and cons for Notre Dame if they opt to pursue their former commit.

Pro - Familiarity with the “offense “ For the most part, the Wolverine and Irish offenses are very similar.

 like to pound opposing teams with the run and focus their passing game on the tight ends.

 even if he isn’t much of a runner. The terminology would change, but his skill set wouldn’t.

Con - McNamara is coming off an injury The Irish can ill afford to go after a quarterback who might be injury prone.

 Depth would be great, which some was created this year with Drew Pyne having to start for the majority of the season.

but the information that we do know is that it didn’t require surgery.

 If the irish medical staff deems him fine, then this would obviously change but at this moment, there is not much known about McNamara’s injury.


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