We’re a third of the way through the Michigan football regular season…
Michigan football is 4-0 to start the season and have looked great thus far. For the most part. The defense has been phenomenal and dominated opponents, while the offense has done what it needed.
While Michigan football hasn’t put up 50-60 points like we’re used to seeing early in the season, it has looked efficient and has gotten the job done.
With that said, let’s dive right into the position grades, starting with the quarterback position.
This would be an A if JJ hadn’t struggled against Bowling Green. McCarthy has looked great for the most part. He’s been making NFL throws and has used his mobility beautifully. Obviously, fans don’t want to see him get hit in these pointless games, but he’s doing a great job with his legs.
One question I do have about McCarthy is if the deep ball is any better this season. Thus far, we haven’t seen JJ connect on many passes down the field. He should have had one against Bowling Green before the end of the first half, but he overthrew a wide-open Tyler Morris on what would have been a walk-in touchdown.
McCarthy is going to need the deep ball at his disposal for Michigan football to reach their goals, so that’s something to look for.
Obviously, that entire Bowling Green game was sloppy. McCarthy threw three interceptions that he shouldn’t have thrown, and that performance shed some doubt on his decision-making. I’m hopeful that he’s going to continue to grow from that performance and improve by the end of the season.
Behind McCarthy, it doesn’t look too good. None of Michigan’s backup quarterbacks have had much success at all. Granted, the Wolverines aren’t throwing too much with the backups in, but it still hasn’t been pretty. We’re going to have to hope that JJ stays healthy.