Michigan Football: 3 biggest overreactions to the Peach Bowl

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Shea Patterson is still a good quarterback

Patterson didn’t have a great game against Florida in the Peach Bowl, there is no disputing that. The interception he threw in the third quarter when Michigan football was driving for the lead or at least to tie down 13-10, changed the game.

His pick-six ended it. However, he is still a quarterback that the Wolverines can have success with and if Dwayne Haskins declares for the NFL draft, he might be the best returning quarterback in the Big Ten.

Obviously, Dylan McCaffrey and Joe Milton should be given a chance to compete just like they were last fall and spring, however, it’s hard to see either unseating Patterson. The issues with the offense aren’t Patterson’s fault, it has more to do with the coaching staff not putting him in a position to be successful.

With three NFL-caliber wide receivers and an NFL-caliber quarterback in Patterson, along with the return of four starters on the offensive line, Michigan football should have all the pieces for a really good offense in 2019, if only the coaches will let it loose.

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But Patterson isn’t the problem and when it comes down to it, he’s one of the reasons to still be optimistic about 2019.