Jack Tuttle gives Michigan football another option at quarterback

Michigan football just found out about another quarterback who will be able to take part in the competition this spring.
Jan 8, 2024; Houston, TX, USA; Michigan Wolverines quarterback Jack Tuttle (13) against the
Jan 8, 2024; Houston, TX, USA; Michigan Wolverines quarterback Jack Tuttle (13) against the / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan football fans have been wondering if the Wolverines would add another quarterback this spring but on Saturday, Jack Tuttle announced that he will be back for another season.

Tuttle transferred to Michigan football before the 2023 season, following a four-year career with Indiana. The 6-foot-4, 212-pound quarterback was granted a seventh, as he announced on X on Saturday which means he should be back for another season.

The former four-star recruit has attempted 199 passes throughout his career. He's thrown five touchdowns and six interceptions. Tuttle was one of the Michigan football backup quarterbacks last season and was solid in limited duty, completing 15-of-17 passes for 130 yards and a touchdown.

Tuttle has completed 59.8 percent of his passes throughout his career but he never lived up to the promise of his recruiting ranking. Yet, he was effective last season in limited snaps and it might be worth seeing if he could be a Cade McNamara type for the Wolverines.

Their recruiting ranking is pretty similar. Tuttle would have to beat out Alex Orji, Jayden Denegal, and Davis Warren. That won't be easy but it's possible Michigan football is able to use a combination of quarterbacks.

It would be ideal to have a starting-caliber player emerge in the transfer portal, or even freshman QB signee Jadyn Davis. But if the quarterback comes from someone already on the roster, Tuttle coming back will be a positive either way. He's a veteran who knows the offense and won't need a ton of reps. He can also help the younger quarterbacks and has already expressed an interest in coaching.


Do I expect him to start next season? No, but there's a remote possibility. However, the QB room is stronger with Tuttle coming back regardless of his role.