Michigan Football: Who Wins The Backup Quarterback Job?

ANN ARBOR, MI - APRIL 01: JJ McCarthy #9 of the Maize Team warms up prior to the Michigan Football spring game at Michigan Stadium on April 1, 2023 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Jaime Crawford/Getty Images)
ANN ARBOR, MI - APRIL 01: JJ McCarthy #9 of the Maize Team warms up prior to the Michigan Football spring game at Michigan Stadium on April 1, 2023 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Jaime Crawford/Getty Images) /
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Jack Tuttle

The most experienced quarterback of the group, Indiana transfer Jack Tuttle has spent years as the Hoosiers’ backup. In his time, he started a number of games, including one in 2020 where he led Indiana to a win on the road against 16th-ranked Wisconsin.

He’s definitely a different player than Warren, as Tuttle is much more risky with his play. Sometimes it works out, sometimes it doesn’t.

Across his four years, Tuttle has passed for 901 yards, five touchdowns, and six interceptions. In Michigan football’s spring game, he completed six of his 12 passes for 57 yards and also threw an interception.

Tuttle definitely brings something different to the table than Warren. He has four years of experience in game planning against Big Ten opponents, a few of which as the starting quarterback. That’s invaluable for a backup to have. The higher risk, the higher reward Tuttle certainly has a chance to claim the job.