A way too early look at Michigan's 2024 quarterback battle

All eyes will be on the quarterback position at Michigan's spring game right up through the fall
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A career record of 27-1. 6,226 career passing yards. 49 touchdowns. A 67 percent completion percentage. And one national championship. That is what Michigan football has to replace with the departure of JJ McCarthy to the National Football League. And that's on top of a completely new defensive staff and a new head coach.

Donovan Edwards, Colston Loveland, and Semaj Morgan all return but the key question that must be answered before anyone can have a real handle on the ceiling for this program in 2024 is who will be running this offense. Here is a look at some of the key players who will be vying to fill in for the departed JJ McCarthy next year.

Alex Orji

Height: 6-3
Weight: 236

Orji is probably the best-known rostered quarterback for Michigan because of his playing time the past few seasons (not to mention RGIII giving us one of the best announcing moments in recent memory after one of Orji's touchdowns).

This season as a sophomore he saw action in six games for Michigan football, rushing 15 times for 86 yards and one touchdown. There were several observations about the unique packages that Harbaugh installed for Orji and how athletic and physically gifted he is.

There are still honest questions about how well and consistently he can throw the football, but with the talent base that Alex Orji has and the team's push to get him on the field in some capacity demonstrate that he is someone the staff thinks is going to be able to contribute significantly next year.