Iowa an early potential landing spot for Michigan transfer QB Cade McNamara

The Iowa Hawkeyes are a team and program becoming very much linked to the transfer portal this offseason, which hasn’t even gotten underway yet. News today has only sparked that intrigue even more.

Cade McNamara, a quarterback from Michigan, is reportedly entering the NCAA transfer portal. He has made the choice to do so as Michigan has went with J.J. McCarthy as their starting quarterback and guy for the future.

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In a full season during 2021, McNamara led Michigan to the Big Ten title and a spot in the College Football Playoff. He threw for 2,576 yards, 15 touchdowns, and completed 64.2% of his passes to go along with a rating of 141.9.

The talk surrounding Iowa is how to fix the quarterback room and McNamara is a name that makes a lot of sense early on. He fits the mold that Hawkeyes’ head coach Kirk Ferentz would go after in the portal.

McNamara is an upperclassman with tons of experience and coming from a top tier program. Iowa is likely seeing Spencer Petras depart after he celebrated his Senior Day in their final home game. Behind him, the rest of the Iowa quarterback room is full of question marks and unknowns.

FOX Sports reporter Bruce Feldman believes that the Hawkeyes could be a landing spot for McNamara. This is likely just the start of the rumors for where McNamara lands, the Hawkeyes’ work in the portal, and the revamping of the quarterback position in Iowa City.

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