2024 Michigan football quarterback commitment Jadyn Davis is set to be the eventual heir to current quarterback J.J. McCarthy.
The five-star recruitment has been followed by Wolverine fans for years now, and many believe it’s over. While that could very well be the case, no battles ever truly end until the players show up on campus.
A lot of time is between now and then, and a lot of things will happen in that time. Some could be beneficial for Michigan football in keeping Jadyn Davis a Wolverine.
Some could be detrimental and send Davis looking for a new home. Today, we look at three of the biggest things that will sway Davis one way or another.
1. Michigan Passes the Ball
No quarterback with NFL aspirations, such as Jadyn Davis, wants to go to a school that won’t let him show his abilities.
Previous iterations of Jim Harbaugh’s offense fit that mold. On the bright side, McCarthy will look to be the best quarterback Michigan football has had under Harbaugh by a landslide this year.
However, Michigan football will also have Blake Corum, Donovan Edwards, and an elite offensive line. Especially in lesser games where they don’t want to show much, Michigan is more than capable of winning off of simple handoffs alone.
Ultimately though, I don’t see a world in which Michigan doesn’t air it out more this season, regardless of Jadyn Davis.
Partially because it’ll go a long way in managing the load put on Corum and Edwards, keeping them fresh for both this season and beyond.
What’s bigger though is that they have to be able to throw the ball downfield to beat the best teams in the country. If Michigan is to take the next step and become a legitimate national title contender, they have to pass the ball. Fortunately, that aligns with the best interest of Jadyn Davis.