Iowa QB McNamara verifies strategy to return in ’24
Adam Rittenberg, ESPN Elder WriterOct 25, 2023, 11:45 PM ET
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Cade McNamara will return in 2024 after undergoing season-ending knee surgery, he verified Wednesday night on social media.McNamara, a senior who sustained a torn ACL in his left knee Sept. 30 against Michigan State, wrote on X that there is”still a lot I want to accomplish in the Black and Gold and anticipate bringing it to life in the 2024 season.” Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz, in announcing McNamara’s season-ending injury Oct. 3, stated McNamara’s objectives were to return in 2024. Editor’s Picks 2 Related The quarterback transferred
from Michigan in
December and started Iowa’s very first 5 games, completing 46 of 90 passes for 505 yards with 4 touchdowns and three interceptions. McNamara, who helped Michigan to its very first College Football Playoff look and a Big 10 title in 2021, is a fifth-year player who redshirted in 2019 at Michigan, however has an additional year of eligibility due to the fact that of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. The Reno, Nevada, native has 3,686 profession passing lawns with 25 goals and 10 interceptions.In his X post, McNamara consisted of a picture of himself after surgery and composed that he eagerly anticipates going back to Iowa City and supporting his colleagues.”The road ahead is a rigorous one however nothing I have not conquer in the past,” he wrote.After beginning for Michigan in 2021, McNamara took on J.J. McCarthy for the leading job early last season. McNamara sustained a right knee injury and
went through surgical treatment in November 2022, soon before transferring to Iowa. He missed part of spring practice with the Hawkeyes while recovering from the injury and part of preseason practice with a quad injury.Deacon Hill replaced McNamara versus Michigan State and has actually started ever since. Iowa included Marco Lainez, an ESPN three-star hire in the 2023 class, and has a 2024 commitment from ESPN three-star recruit James Resar.