Michigan QB Dylan McCaffrey opts out, plans to transfer
Note: This story has been updated with confirmation of Dylan McCaffrey’s departure.
Michigan’s quarterback competition is now down to two.
Redshirt junior Dylan McCaffrey, who was considered a front runner to land the starting job this fall, now appears like he won’t play for the Wolverines in 2020.
Or, at all.
McCaffrey has opted out of the newly-launched fall season and plans to transfer, a source with knowledge of the situation tells MLive. The news was first reported by The Athletic’s Bruce Feldman.
The Michigan Insider first reported McCaffrey’s decision not to play earlier today.
A team spokesman declined to confirm McCaffrey’s departure, telling MLive that “the decision to play or opt out on the 2020 season is something that we have left up to our student-athletes to communicate.”
McCaffrey, who is in his senior year academically, could be positioned to graduate this semester and transfer without penalty in 2021.
The 6-foot-5, 220-pound Castle Rock, Colo., native served as Shea Patterson’s backup for the 2018 and 2019 seasons, when he combined to throw for 242 yards and three touchdowns in 13 games. But injuries limited his time in Michigan’s offense — McCaffrey missed the final four games of the 2018 season due to a broken collarbone, and four games in 2019 after suffering a concussion.
Head coach Jim Harbaugh declared the quarterback position wide open entering the spring, with McCaffrey, redshirt sophomore Joe Milton and redshirt freshman Cade McNamara all candidates tor replace Patterson.
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